David Cameron said: "We are married, not to each other. We are both happily married and this is a government not a relationship. It's a government about delivering for people because of the mess we were left in by the previous Government.
"And what we said to people two-and-a-half years ago is that we would come together for a five-year Parliament. We would tackle these problems. So, to me it's not a marriage it is a Ronseal deal - it does what it says on the tin.
"We said we would come together, form a government, we said we'd tackle these big problems, we said we'd get on with it in a mature and sensible way - and that is exactly what we've done."
How would the Government be seen to perform if it judged itself by the same standards at the business world?
The Coalition Government issued a mid-term report today but what was the point of it?