The Lilley Report on the Draft Financial Services Bill, produced even without final sight of the government response to Vickers, is an excellent sign of effective legislation scrutiny.
Osborne knows that with the economic data likely to remain flat in the coming months the most testing challenge for the Coalition and his stewardship of the economy lie ahead.
Perhaps now they've found the courage to challenge Murdoch, a few MPs might discover that in a democracy you can challenge anything and anyone.