Led by former Treasury officials, this think tank has placed itself at the heart of the argument about how to help the low-paid.
Profile: Manchester – venue of next week’s Conservative conference, and city of the Northern Powerhouse, which could transform it
George Osborne’s project, though mocked by some, is already changing the politics of the North, by recruiting influential Labour politicians.
Maria and Angela Eagle have many admirable qualities, but their political generation is so unknown to the wider public that it left the vacuum now filled by Jeremy Corbyn.
The West Bromwich MP, who condemned Blair for leading Labour into the desert of pragmatism, may deliver the party from Corbyn.
Could it be that she has done Cameron a favour by helping to avert a relaxation of the hunting ban?
Profile: Zac Goldsmith MP, the outsider leading the race to become Tory candidate for Mayor of London
The Richmond Park MP has demonstrated that he has the independent spirit which helped the last two Mayors to victory.
The new Energy and Climate Change Secretary epitomises the belief of the Cameroons that they can dominate politics for many years to come.