I hear that an announcement is just about to be made that Bernard Gray (the MOD's adviser on efficiency) has quit the Government to advise the Conservatives on public sector productivity. Martin Read, who is cited in Gordon Brown's foreword to the 'Smarter Gov' paper has followed suit, as has Sir Peter Gershon. They'll be advising Phillip Hammond - helping the Tories to squeeze out the endemic waste of the past decade.
This is quite a coup, especially as their insights on efficiency were spot on - but were ultimately blocked by Gordon Brown & Co.
It's yet another sign that the political establishment is swinging behind the Tories - and expects Brown to be booted out at the next election.