What can we expect in 10 months time when David Cameron is swept into office with a big majority on around 40% of the vote?
The basic premise that will sweep Cameron into office is that the Tories will save taxpayers money by being more efficient with it, meaning public services will not suffer too much.
Considering Cameron and his Tory MPs have milked the expenses system more than Labour and that they have people like Brian Coleman in their ranks (who spends £10k a year on taxis and chauffeurs), this seems unlikely at best.
If we look at the Tories record in office, it becomes even more unlikely. As Chris Dillow puts it, those at the top are unable to make efficiency gains because only those at the coalface know what needs to be done.
In London, Boris Johnson has been effectively sitting on his hands much to the disappointment of right-wing Tories. He has thrown them a few bones - scrapping festivals, increasing bus fares and charges for services, but he has done nothing major to rock the boat that Livingstone created for him.
The Tories in government could try this approach, but with 50% of Tory MPs coming from private schools expect the cuts to hit the poorest and efficiency gains to be few and far between.