The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made.
The Chancellor's personal approval ratings move in line with the government's, and a strong year of growth has reversed his dire ratings.
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After the Chancellor boasted that inequality had fallen, welfare cuts mean it is rising again.
Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.
An ambitious growth plan could be implemented with no public borrowing at all.
The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.
The share of post-tax income received by the top 1 per cent has risen, while falling for the bottom 90 per cent.
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The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention.