At a time when the incomes of ordinary families are falling, the highest earners must contribute more to reduce government borrowing.
Is it a temporary tax or a permanent one?
Danny Alexander and former M&S boss Stuart Rose attacked Labour yesterday, but they used to insist that the top rate should remain in place.
The latest figures from HMRC show that people earning over £150,000 paid almost £10bn more in tax in the three years when the 50p rate was in place. We need to get the deficit down in a fair way.
Unlike Osborne's budget surplus pledge, Balls's only applies to current spending, leaving open the option of borrowing to fund infrastructure.
Turkeys won't vote for Christmas and Google won’t vote to pay its taxes either.
The former US treasury secretary points out to the Chancellor that while the US economy exceeded its pre-recession peak years ago, the UK is still catching up.
The former leader's savage attack on his successor, Peter Robinson, is a reminder that his party could see that he had outlived his usefulness.
The government's new stats ignore all benefit cuts and exclude the 4.4m self-employed workers.
In Gordon Brown's backyard, Labour won an 11.25% swing from the SNP, while the Lib Dems finished in fifth place behind UKIP.
The claim that almost all earners are better off entirely ignores the cuts to in-work and child benefits. Trying to fix the figures won't work.
The new regulation would allow Jeremy Hunt to close any hospital or department in Britain and rob the public of their right to protest.
It is precisely the UKIP leader's flippancy and his lack of formality that voters find endearing.
His party wants a eurosceptic but the PM may decide that he needs a business figure with a record of constructive engagement with Brussels.
The Work and Pensions Secretary wanted welfare reform to be defined by Universal Credit. It has been defined by the bedroom tax.
Everyone in Westminster knows that the nation’s creaking infrastructure needs an upgrade but Cameron’s “global race” and Miliband’s “new economy” must be depicted as ideological antitheses.
Young workers don't need education in "turning up in time" - they need job opportunities that pay at least a living wage.
Former transport secretary says that the "chronic incompetence" of the government means "there’s a very good chance that the contract won’t be let by the election".
The Labour leader had no convincing riposte to Cameron's claim that he was "an arsonist" who "complains that the fire brigade aren't putting the fires out fast enough".
The real reason for the Geneva II talks taking place is so that the international community can pat itself on the back for "doing something".
Unemployment fell at its fastest rate since 1997 to 7.1% but average earnings rose by just 0.9% - 1.1% below inflation.
A majority would vote for independence if they believed they would be £500 better off, but just 9 per cent of voters think they would be personally wealthier.
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At Geneva this week, the government should push for the establishment of a Syria Contact Group involving both Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Labour is right to look to boost wages and housing, but international evidence shows that pre-distribution can never be the whole answer.
If the party does borrow for investment after 2015, it will be childcare, jobs and housing that benefit.
Faced with austerity and a crisis of public confidence, we need to get money out of Whitehall and down to communities where it can be used to best effect.
From "Paddy Pantsdown", to Charles Kennedy, Mark Oaten, David Laws and Chris Huhne, the party has often been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
More than a million low-income households are now required to pay the tax after the coalition cut support by 10 per cent last year.