Robert Halfon's call for the reinstatement of the 10p income-tax band could be a winning idea for Miliband.
Whatever the change, all Tories want it to be harder and faster. That is not something the Prime Minister can deliver in a coalition.
Surprise defeat over press regulation will force the Tories to overturn Lords amendments in the Commons. But will Labour and the Lib Dems let them?
136 Conservative MPs voted against the bill, with 127 voting in favour.
Clegg has a chance to prove the Lib Dems won't be wiped out in 2015 and Cameron a chance to show how the Tories could win a majority.
Conservative MPs use the existence of civil partnerships as an argument against gay marriage but a significant number voted against them in 2004.
It was the dramatic advances in gay rights delivered by the Blair government that made the introduction of equal marriage possible.
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
State-backed regulation would be much the best outcome. But Oliver Letwin's proposal of a Royal Charter might just be acceptable.
Lib Dem activists point out that the party has gained seats in recent local elections.