This week it is David Cameron’s turn to show the British public that he and the Conservative Party are the right team to lead the country when the election comes in just under two years time.
Over the weekend, the polls showed that Ed Miliband, who until the vote on Syria looked the least likely man to lead country, has enjoyed a bounce in approval ratings following a strong showing at last week’s Labour Party conference.
So, the onus is up to Cameron, with his Chancellor George Osborne.
So far, there have been promises to bring forward the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme, which the Prime minister says will help first time buyers get a foothold on the property ladder.
And that has been followed by a new ‘Help to Work Scheme’, that aims to get the long-term unemployed back to work, as well as a freeze on fuel duty for the rest of parliament until May 2015.
And that has been topped by a promise by the Chancellor that he wants to run a budget surplus – that is generate more from revenues than tax yields – without raising taxes.
Whether any of this will wash with the voters is of course another thing. Through out his term as a Chancellor, George Osborne has carefully avoided hitting those that his party regards as their core voters, the wealthy and the elderly.
As for the rest, they have got a battering.
And come May 2015, it is they who’ll decide the fate of the Coalition led by David Cameron.