While Clegg's party looks increasingly conformist, the Tories are moving into a coherent right-wing position for 2015.
It wasn't ideology that led the Lib Dems to reject coalition with Labour, but the reds' near-complete lack of preparation.
While the Lib Dems have much to lose from an early end to the coalition, the Tories can easily see the appeal of trying to govern alone.
This parliament has shown what happens when you leave too many MPs unoccupied.
The party seeks to set the coalition parties against each other after Clegg warns that relaxing ratios could damage the quality of childcare.
Cameron's refusal to introduce a bill committing the UK to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid is a breach of the coalition agreement.
If a law enshrining the 0.7 per cent aid target isn't in the Queen's Speech, development charities won’t be able to have their cake and eat it.
A bunch of new appointments and a more aggressive tone indicate that the Tories' campaign for re-election has already started.
After repeated assaults on civil liberties by the coalition, the party's grass roots are angry, worried and very distrustful.