"did not regret the economic mess the country was in and the personal cost of it in terms of repossessions, soaring interest rates and unemployment."
Nick Robinson then states that by way of contrast:
"Cameron believes - hopes - that Gordon Brown's pledge to end the "era of irresponsibility" is another similar gaffe."
Interestingly Nick Robinson ends with an explanation of Norman Lamont's words that I do not remember getting any coverage on the BBC at the time:
"Lamont was, in fact, simply cracking a joke to try to avoid answering a skilful question posed by my colleague John Pienaar in the Newbury by-election in May 1993. Pienaar asked Lamont at a press conference whether he most regretted claiming to see "the green shoots of recovery" or "singing in his bath". He replied by quoting the Edith Piaf song "Je ne regrette rien"."