Renewal's call for the 45p tax threshold to be reduced to £62,000 to fund the abolition of the 40p rate is smart politics.
The Tories’ tax and benefit changes have cost women four times as much as men – little wonder when they are so absent from the top table.
Beyond the bluster and rhetoric, there is a surprising degree of consensus on the reforms needed.
The Business Secretary tries to appeal to fiscal conservatives by highlighting that reduced EU migration will lead to "a much slower reduction in the public debt".
Being beaten after just one term by a man deemed unelectable would open up space for those who understand the need to reinvent the party.
There isn’t much point expecting a more sophisticated account of Britain’s role in the world from the Prime Minister.
Contrary to reports, the mayor is keeping all options open.
The Prime Minister can see the strategic as well as the economic logic that keeps Britain in Europe.
The first real-terms increase since 2008 will make it easier for the Tories and the Lib Dems to argue that the trend is moving in the right direction.
Just as earlier iterations have faded fast, so too will this blue collar phase pass unnoticed and unloved.