George Osborne paid a generous tribute to William Hague and to Theresa May - though perhaps with less feeling.
She is a leadership candidate, Hague isn't.
Shadow financial secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie writes for ITV News in response to the Chancellor's Spending Review.
While the Conservatives and Lib Dem strategies are clear enough, Labour's response to government cuts is not yet obvious.
By excluding pensions and the benefits associated with the economic cycle, Osborne has put an automatic cap on a narrow range of benefits.