After the Chancellor declared that Britain was "turning the corner", the Business Secretary warns against "complacency", generated by "a few quarters of good economic data."
The UK already invests less in higher education than every other OECD member state except Japan.
Six more departments agree to cuts but Defence, Business, Education, Work and Pensions and Transport are yet to settle.
The Business Secretary's review of "zero-hours" contracts is hardly distinguishable from Labour policy.
If Osborne refuses to give way in the Spending Review, cabinet ministers may choose to walk out.
To win the next election, the Tories need a left-leaning Lib Dem leader who can win over Labour voters in Tory-Labour marginals.
The Education Secretary "knows a thing or two about leadership ambitions", says Clegg on his LBC phone-in show.
No longer can David Cameron plausibly claim, if he ever could, that "there is no alternative".
An unlikely political alliance is formed as both men argue that health spending should not be protected while other services are cut.