I have to confess to a grudging admiration for the way David Cameron has put his coalition together. He has been far more generous to the Liberal Democrats than he need have been, and as a result seems to have woven the parties pretty tightly together, at least for now.
Of course the media is desperate to see signs of early splits and divisions, and has latched on to Vince Cable’s grim demeanour since being appointed to the cabinet as evidence of a wobble.
But in reality it’s not easy to find any pictures of Vince smiling at all, ever.
Like Gordon Brown, he doesn’t seem to have a face that’s well suited to happiness, but unlike Gordon, no one seems to have told him to have a go anyway.