The wage subsidy scheme that Clegg promised would create 160,000 jobs delivered just 2.6% of that total in its first year.
With a Conservative majority almost certainly out of reach, Cameron must redefine as victory something the Tories have tasted once before as defeat.
The coalition could pledge to means-test benefits from April 2015 and promise to increase them the previous year to ensure no one is left out of pocket.
The Mayor's call for the removal of the cap on council borrowing for house building could be answered in the Spending Review.
The party will table a Commons vote to enshrine the current ratios in law after confusion over the government's position.
The Chancellor's plans will cost bill payers £25bn more in the 2020s than developing low-carbon energy and breach the UK's climate change targets.
By funding higher capital spending through cuts elsewhere, Osborne will do little to boost growth. But will Labour finally make the case for borrowing for growth?
Without greater long-term investment, the relaxation of ratios is extremely unlikely to lead to the savings promised by ministers.
Theresa May is "determined" to act to give the police new powers to monitor internet use.
While Clegg's party looks increasingly conformist, the Tories are moving into a coherent right-wing position for 2015.