The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention.
Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government.
If Farage chooses to stand, his party could have a genuine chance of winning a Westminster seat for the first time.
Cameron won't repeat Romney's gaffes and enjoys the advantage of incumbency.
The DWP's own study found that forcing claimants to do community work or attend daily jobcentre meetings made almost no difference to employment levels.
After voting against a cap as recently as January, the Chancellor has taken fright.
Just 28 per cent of free schools have reached their capacity for first year intake.
Cameron, Duncan Smith, Gove and Osborne are sincere in their desire for social emancipation. They must now find the words to express it.
The Tories should start preparing for the possibility of a mayoral by-election next year.
With little chance of winning an overall majority, the Conservatives are focused on remaining the largest single party.