By George Eaton - 12 November 11:40
The rebel Lib Dem says the policy is "Dickensian in its social divisiveness" and "victimises the most marginalised".
By Will Straw - 12 November 10:27
While shifting the debate towards green levies, the Big Six have remained much quieter about their healthy profits.
By George Eaton - 12 November 8:52
The PM's vision of a permanently "leaner" state is a grim prospect for those reliant on public services and the welfare state to maintain an adequate standard of living.
By George Eaton - 11 November 17:10
A significant rise in rates by 2017 would leave more than a million households spending more than half of their income on debt repayment.
By Dan Holden - 11 November 15:37
The shadow education secretary must learn from Gove's mistakes and outline a curriculum that goes beyond memorisation and teaching to exams.
By George Eaton - 11 November 13:52
Why does a scheme supposedly designed to help first-time buyers offer taxpayer-backed mortgages for properties worth up to £600,000?
By Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford - 11 November 11:06
With 25 appearances by Nigel Farage on Question Time and more than 23,000 press mentions, UKIP is attracting historically unprecedented levels of coverage for a minor party.
By George Eaton - 11 November 9:03
The distribution of power that the former PM laments was created by the surge in inequality under the Conservatives in the 1980s.
By George Eaton - 08 November 16:13
Promising an in/out vote would shift the debate back onto Tory territory and allow Cameron to claim that Miliband is dancing to his tune.
By Cat Smith - 08 November 12:49
Arguing that the party will be "tougher than the Tories" risks letting the Conservatives back into the game.
By George Eaton - 08 November 10:08
Rather than pandering to the UKIP leader, Soubry declared on Question Time: "You do not talk facts, you talk prejudice."
By George Eaton - 08 November 9:05
The threat by Nissan to withdraw from Britain if the UK leaves the EU shows how the Tories' euroscepticism pulls against their emphasis on stability.
By Jon Cruddas - 07 November 22:32
"Labour has too often renounced the transformative in favour of the transactional."
By George Eaton - 07 November 17:00
Even a million new homes over five years won't be enough. The UK needs 1.5 million just to meet need.
By Natalie Cox - 07 November 15:24
Rather than approaching our relationship with Russia from a humanitarian or social perspective, we should move past this web of irritants and seek a deeper arrangement.
By George Eaton - 07 November 12:51
The party's new attack video shows how it will maximise the damage for the PM by reminding voters how he promised in 2010 to protect the health service.
By James Bloodworth - 07 November 11:17
All too often events aimed at remembering the victims casually morph into uncritical reverence of the First World War.
By George Eaton - 07 November 9:14
If the doctrine of ministerial responsibility means anything, the Work and Pensions Secretary should have resigned over the failure of Universal Credit long ago.
By Helen Barnard - 06 November 17:48
Sanctions push people into insecure, badly-paid jobs that leave them back on welfare soon afterwards.
By David Blanchflower - 06 November 16:41
The increase in growth has been driven by rising consumer debt and reverse austerity. Investment and wages remain stagnant.
By Kirsty McNeill - 06 November 14:48
The party should aspire to build a campaign that redistributes resources from safe seats to the battlegrounds that will determine the outcome.
By George Eaton - 06 November 13:28
The Tories go to war with the Speaker after he rebukes Cameron for ignoring a question in favour of an attack on the unions.
By Tom Greatrex - 06 November 10:14
Long after the price freeze has been lifted, Labour's market reforms will go on delivering a more transparent and more competitive deal for consumers and businesses.
By George Eaton - 06 November 8:52
In May 2010, Cameron declared that the living wage was "an idea whose time has come". But the PM has said nothing substantive on the subject since.
By Richard Mylles - 05 November 17:39
The challenges facing the Conservatives are mostly structural and may be impossible to overcome.
By Richard Morris - 05 November 16:02
To win back trust, Clegg needs to spend the next 548 days telling voters about his policy guarantees.
By George Eaton - 05 November 15:09
The triumph of the radical Democrat proves that you can run from the left and win.
By George Eaton - 05 November 13:04
The shadow chancellor charges the Tories with penalising "the ordinary taxpayer" by shifting green charges from bills without punishing the energy companies.
By Ed Miliband - 05 November 11:31
"The first and last test of economic policy is whether living standards for ordinary families are rising."
By Val Shawcross - 05 November 10:07
The success of the state-run East Coast Main Line proves it's time to bring the other rail franchises under public control.