Between Churchill and Cameron, Her Majesty has worked with dozens of prime ministers of course, but there have been a grand total of twelve of them in Britain alone. Ministries come and go, but the monarchy is forever.
Gerald Warner has entertained us throughout the campaign with descriptions of "Cast-Iron Cameron" and the "Vichy Tories" for selling their soul in order to gain power. Dave is now Prime Minister in what the British call a "Hung Parliament", and what we across-the-pond continentals have normalized as rather routine minority government. Whereas Harper would rather play off parties against each other, Dave is content on entering into a partnership with progressives. I don't think this bodes well for the future of conservatism and the Tory long game. Much better to sit this one out, and let the Labour-Lib-Dem progressives bankrupt themselves into oblivion. Dave is now completely beholden to Nick Clegg and will do pretty much anything to not let go. The two are joined at the neck. The Tories call this a victory?
To paraphrase Churchill: some victory...some neck.