Ben argues that Cameron will have to use his conference speech to show the country what he stands for and what he wants. This is, as Ben acknowledges, said about most leaders before nearly every party conference. But I understand that preparations for this year’s Tory conference are particularly chaotic. While the work on Cameron’s own speech is proceeding apace, the rest of the conference programme is short on both ideas and a theme. Apparently, Tory high command has been scrambling to find ministers to speak on topics that are, within the coalition, the preserve of the Liberal Democrats.