These Tory dinosaurs are all being reactivated

David Cameron is on course to win an overall - albeit incredibly slim - majority for the Conservatives.

Such a victory, sensational given the polls all pointed to a hung parliament, could be a double-edged sword for the prime minister-elect, as it means he will have to rely on Tory backbenchers toeing the line in order to get his legislative programme through the Commons.

Quite simply, there is no coalition partner this time, and no Nick Clegg to whip Lib Dem MPs into advancing the government's agenda.

And Cameron might just recall that a lot of his own MPs are quite, quite intractable. Here are some of the dinosaurs roaring back into life now the Tories are poised to go it alone in government...

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