George Eaton from The Staggers blog doesn’t think that the Conservatives under David Cameron can reverse polls that indicate a Labour lead.
In spite of their political differences, Mark Ferguson commends Michael Heseltine’s plan for growth report as a ‘serious attempt by a serious politician’ to tackle this issue.
Andy Boddington found the Heseltine report impressive but argues that it sidesteps important questions about the autonomy of local government.
While the recent prominence of George Young and Michael Heseltine could be seen as a resurgence of the Tory left, Francis Dave suggests that they are in fact the last remnants of a party tradition which is now unravelling.
Finally Tim Montgomerie’s reporting of the economic arguments made by europhiles within the coalition remind us that the tensions described above are not the only, or even the major, conflicts which afflict the present government.