This year's politics are going to be defined by one thing - the state of the economy. And much of Labour's prospects depend on whether Gordon Brown can hoodwink the electorate into believing that the state of the economy has absolutely nothing to do with him. He's been relatively successful so far in doing just that. But it won't last, and it's the job of the Conservative and LibDem front benches to point out some important home truths in the following areas...
As the recession deepens, people will increasingly hold one person responsible. The Conservatives need to develop three or four very simple messages on the economy - partly to enhance their own economic credentials, but also to assign blame for the current mess where it belongs.
It's up to Cameron and Osborne to hammer the nails, one by one, into Gordon Brown's political coffin. And then make sure the lid is well and truly shut.