This recovery runs to a traditional Conservative narrative - harsh medicine applied by a single-minded Chancellor.
The Chancellor is right that people don't demand ideological consistency but they do like politicians to believe in something.
The Conservative Party may be trying to destroy every one of its press releases and political speeches from the web, but there are things that can't be so easily deleted from our collective memories. Alas.
Andrew Mitchell talks to Jemima Khan about the NHS, nicknames, and what life would be like if his preferred candidate had beaten David Cameron to the Tory leadership.
The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.
David Cameron didn't get his way with Syria. It may seem counterintuitive, but this won't reflect badly on him.
For the Tories, Margaret Thatcher remains beyond reproach. It’s this that will stop them from winning.
The New Statesman was at the forefront of anti-Thatcher campaigning. But in common with much of the left, it never properly understood the forces she unleashed.
Conservatives struggle to say things that sound like the sort of thing their leader would say.
Conservative Party Vice Chairman calls for government action to expose disadvantage and discrimination in the hiring of non-white candidates.