The timing of this week’s confusion could not have been worse.
The economy might appear to be improving but forecasters predict a "triple-dip recession" and rising unemployment.
Iain Duncan Smith's latest proposal betrays a lack of understanding of the real problems faced by "troubled families".
There is no evidence that commercial companies would improve results.
Government forced to backtrack on surprise announcement that companies will be forced to offer customers the lowest tariff available.
Cameron will be the last Tory leader to get away with saying Britain should stay in Europe.
Unemployment has fallen to 7.9 per cent - but it's expected to rise next year.
The Conservatives recognise that a revival in Lib Dem support is crucial to their electoral success.
After returning to growth in the third quarter, the economy is in danger of shrinking again in the fourth quarter.
The offer of state funding (or anything else) will not induce Clegg to change his stance.