John Redwood's election analysis neatly repeats what I and the cabbies have been saying. We're all fed up with all the nasty intrusive illiberal control freakery from this bunch of corrupt tossers, and have given them a savage kicking.
If Dave wants to learn a lesson quickly it's this. "I want us to really prove to people that we can make the changes that they want to see in terms of schools and hospitals and crime and the other issues that really matter to all of us" is fine as a piece of bland spin. But if Dave really wants to win hearts and minds he will have to dismantle all the hated illiberality from Labour's nasty nanny Big State - and that's a whole lot of little things.
I'll know he's succeeded when I can follow the local hunt to see a fox dispatched swiftly by hounds, then retire with friends to the smoking room of the local pub to enjoy a pitcher of mulled ale whilst respectful council workers gather the horse-nuts from the streets and ensure all the bins are clean and empty.