So long as Miliband retains the support of around 20% of 2010 Lib Dem voters, the Tories have no hope of victory.
By banning migrants from claiming benefits for three months, the PM simply reinforces the myth that immigration is an ill.
The PM's Ukip-style positioning on immigration is viewed as weakness or blackmail by the rest of the EU.
In an attempt to achieve an economically worthless but politically valuable budget surplus, cuts to public services will continue even once the structural deficit has been eradicated – this is unworkable.
The Tory MP's plan to limit all child-related benefits to two children would undermine the 'striver'/'scrounger' divide by hitting all families, regardless of their employment status.
Miliband is running out of time to inspire people with more than just a feeling that he has noticed how expensive life has become.
The Defence Secretary is forced to admit: "I haven’t got a specific measure I can quote."
Just as Gordon Brown was outplayed by Cameron during the expenses scandal, so the PM risks suffering the same fate now.
Work and Pensions Secretary says incapacity benefit story was "nothing to do with the department" and adds: "I've tried to get my colleagues at Central Office to check first".