As well as his playing politics with our troops it seems likely that the Tory pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold has paid off for them. But I'm not at all happy to hear that the IHT cut is to be funded by the £25,000 "hit" on the non-domiciled community.
Don't get me wrong, if they live here they should pay tax like the rest of us. The point is this - why does a tax cut have to be covered by a tax rise somewhere else? The Tories still don't get it, do they? What we need is a massive cut in government expenditure. Until the Conservatives start making a moral case along those lines many of their former voters will not be returning to the fold.
(My computer must be an old Thatcherite - the spellchecker recognises "frit" but not "blog".)