Those calling for child benefit to be limited to the first two offspring need to explain why children should be punished for being born into large families.
David Cameron has already outlined the draconian cuts a Conservative majority government would make.
With hung parliaments likely to become the norm, the kind of strop that Tory MPs are now throwing will be utterly counterproductive.
The £2.5bn increase in capital spending, funded by greater cuts elsewhere, will boost GDP by just 0.06 per cent.
The Tories accept Labour and Lib Dem demands for statutory underpinning of a Royal Charter to establish a new press regulator.
A little noticed piece of DWP research shows that four out of five claimants spent at least three quarters of the past four years off unemployment benefit.
It is the sense of chronic impermanence in Downing Street that fuels leadership speculation.
What the Tories' latest PPB didn't mention: the UK has grown at a slower rate than every G20 country except Italy and Japan.
Eighty one per cent say that Osborne should spend less time working as the Tories' chief election strategist and more time on "fixing the economy".
In addition to "administration and staff costs", the Department for Education spent thousands of pounds on developing the GCSE replacement.