The electoral system, UKIP and the strength of the Labour brand all mean that the party is still likely to be the largest after the next election even after a fall in support.
Jeremy Hunt promises to end the "costly abuse" of the health service by foreigners, but just £12m or 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget was lost in 2011-12.
Only six companies have enquired about the Chancellor's plan to allow workers to give up employment rights in return for shares.
Buried in the coalition’s austerity programme is the kernel of acceptance that, ultimately, government is the solution to economic malaise.
Why everyone’s pretty much making it up.
Including, only a third of married couples will actually gain, it discriminates against single parents and it reduces work incentives.
Behind the government's rhetoric, things aren't getting better for working people. They’re getting much, much worse.
With George Osborne determined to avoid further tax rises, patient charges will be the only way to solve the health funding crisis.
Bills to privatise the BBC, restore the death penalty, ban the burqa, leave the EU and introduce Margaret Thatcher Day are among the 40 proposed by Tory MPs.
With no end to austerity in sight, both parties take comfort in the thought that their opponents will choke on victory.