Funny thing, politics...
Just as the Tories refused to rule out tax rises today the Liberal Democrats are lining up to promise them. Nick Clegg told a Journalists lunch today that he'd fight the next election on a "radical tax cutting programme for people on low and modest incomes" and he's lined up to spell out more detail in a document on Thursday. I understand that he's set to promise to seek to reduce the overall burden of taxation - if sufficient savings can be found.
Funny thing, politics. The Conservative leadership believes that it's crucial for their economic credibility not to look committed to tax cuts at all costs whilst the Lib Dems have spotted an opening for a party that promises to do what's necessary to do just that.
It'll be intriguing to see if Clegg stirs the voices on www.Conservativehome.com.