I like Cameron. Well, I don't like Cameron. Or "Cameron", a "man" who, we must recall, is in fact a lizard. A cuddly lizard, wearing an old jumper and abandoning his progeny in the local pub, but a lizard nontheless.
Cameron, the man-lizard, has done more than any ruler since George W Bush in exposing the true mechanisms of British power, the political economy of Cool Britannia. Whether it is jetting around the Middle East with 50 of his closest arms dealer friends, sharing texts using inappropriate slang with major newspaper editors, or allowing SpAds to sit in on classified defence briefings, he has done more to expose post-Blair Britain than, well, anyone except possibily Nick Davies.
To be sure, bumbling around the stage, accidentally pulling down the curtain, exposing the intricate mechanics of the production, the hidden chorus members, actors desperately practicing their lines and so on, was not the intention. But in this fallen and difficult world, intentions do not matter so much as actions.
To be sure, the Troika endures. Cameron, Gove and Osbourne remain untouchable. But not uninjured. Jeremy Hunt will only serve as a human shield for so long, even against as incompetent a marksman as the Lesser Miliband, Slightly Red Ed. Gove's love affair with a system he did not study under has gone to such lengths he has been preparing a complete overhaul of the education system - not even telling Cameon the full extent of his scheming, and rousing even Nick Clegg to (ineffective, flailing) anger. Osbourne bears responsibility both for the anemic economy and for the Tory drop in the polls, and as such is doubly under fire. To be sure, he will blame others. Europe, immigrants, Trots and Occupy LSX - all the same thing, in his mind. But that excuse can only last so long.
Cameron is already dead in the water. He's a one-term PM, maybe not even that. RUBICON is gone, and so are the plans for a permament Tory majority in the UK. They couldn't even scrape together enough to have a Parliamentary majority last time, despite riding high in the polls due to Labour and the Americans driving the economy into a ditch.
After the fiasco of The Olympic Games™, the economy will shrivel up, and so will opportunities for buying off influential backers. And then, the knives will come out...