Alistair Thompson was the Conservative candidate for West Bromwich East at the last general election. He also runs Media Intelligence Partners with business partner Nick Wood, the former press secretary to Conservative leaders William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith. Follow Alistair on Twitter.
Today, Danny Alexander will unveil plans for a scaled back nuclear deterrent.
If the briefings to the papers are correct, the likeable Treasury Minister will call for an end to the 24/7 at sea deterrent and reduce the number of missile boats (SSBN-F) from four to two.
This will undoubtedly cheer up Lib Dem party members who have seen their poll ratings plummet since the election and now regularly come forth to Nigel Farage's UKIP.