(Daily Mail) - David Cameron went on the offensive yesterday as a string of polls revealed a resurgent Tory party had recaptured the crucial support of female voters.
He lashed out at the 'weak and indecisive' Prime Minister for backing down from an autumn general election and accused him of 'treating the British people like fools'.
His comments came as mounting evidence showed Mr Cameron had dramatically reversed his party's fortunes.
Conservative grandees praised Mr Cameron for masterminding a fightback capped by his triumphant unscripted 67-minute party conference speech.
In the space of a fortnight, he has clawed back - and then overtaken - Labour's seemingly unassailable 11-point lead.
Crucially, the Tories have successfully wooed back 'Worcester Woman' - seen by pollsters as the stereotypical Middle England voter whose support for Tony Blair helped him seize power in 1997.
She has been won over by popular pledges including cuts to stamp duty and inheritance tax, as well as family-friendly policies and pledges to get tough on crime. In one poll, Mr Cameron had a six-point lead among women, whereas a week ago he trailed by 16 points.