If the Chancellor starts doling out goodies he risks undercutting the Tory message of long-term discipline.
The more we stoke public anger and distrust on immigration, the more we threaten the stability of our political system in general.
After a Tory strategist claimed a private poll put them two points ahead of Labour in marginal seats, the party comes under pressure to release its findings.
In a non-denial denial, a Downing Street spokesman merely says "we do not recognise this at all".
A Conservative strategist says the party pulls two points ahead of Labour in Tory-held seats when the sitting MP is named.
The revival of the Tory-aligned National Liberal Party would offer a path into the Conservatives for Jeremy Browne and other right-leaning Lib Dems.
The Tory moderniser proposes reviving the National Liberal Party and standing joint candidates with the Conservatives.
With a £30bn funding gap, all parties need to decide whether they would raise taxes, cut spending elsewhere, or impose patient charges. But don't expect them to tell us.
Before the election, Cameron said it was "a disgrace that Gordon Brown has been trying to frighten people about this", but 579 of the childrens' centres have since closed.
Those Tories calling for an increase in the 40p tax threshold should remember that only the top 14 per cent of earners pay the rate.