The Guardian has come a bit late to the party regarding how the boundary review will be of significant benefit to the Conservatives. However, among it all is this little nugget:
"With the Conservatives' longstanding allies in Northern Ireland, the DUP, projected to have won seven seats, the Conservatives could have commanded a slim majority without having to enter into coalition with the Liberal Democrats."
David Cameron's attacks on the DUP and the entire UCUNF project seem to have slipped their Guardian's notice. However, one of the DUP messages in the 2010 election was the prospect of a hung parliament. It did appear to have some juice with the voters.