How might Labour talk about the coalition without winding up the Liberal Democrats?
By Nick Tyrone - 15 April 16:30

How might Labour and the Liberal Democrats reach common ground over the recent past? A Liberal Democrat explains how Labour might approach it.

There is much for Labour to agree with in the Liberal Democrat manifesto
By Andrew Harrop - 15 April 14:00

Although a formal Labour/Lib Dem coalition may not be on the cards, Labour must take the Lib Dem manifesto seriously.

There is nothing "progressive" about "spending more on your debt interest repayments ever year than you do on housing," says the shadow business secretary.
Chuka Umunna: Labour must make more positive case for deficit reduction
By George Eaton - 15 April 14:00

There is nothing "progressive" about "spending more on your debt interest repayments ever year than you do on housing," says the shadow business secretary. 

Nick Clegg is was in a punchy mood. Photo: Getty
Liberal Democrat manifesto: All the compromises are already made
By Stephen Bush - 15 April 12:21

There are no hostages to fortune in the Liberal manifesto, but little to stir up the blood either.

Nigel Farage has launched Ukip's manifesto. Photo: Getty
Ukip manifesto launch: out with the "drivel", in with the "serious"?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 April 11:15

Ukip is launching its manifesto today, but confusion remains over some of its policies.

What is the point of the Liberal Democrat campaign?
By Stephen Bush - 15 April 8:01

I’ll admit it. I simply don’t “get” the Liberal Democrat campaign.

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Labour’s manifesto: Miliband pulls off a tricky marriage of radicalism and credibility
By George Eaton - 13 April 13:53

The party’s programme aims to reduce inequality through “big reform”, not “big spending”. The defining question is whether it would work.

Labour leader vows to end system under which wealthy individuals avoid paying tax on their overseas earnings.
Miliband pledges to abolish non-dom tax status
By George Eaton - 07 April 22:45

Labour leader vows to end system under which wealthy individuals avoid paying tax on their overseas earnings. 

Bring back grammar schools? Great news - for the rich
By Sam Bright - 07 April 17:00

Beneath the populist chatter, Ukip's preferred policy - grammar schools - would do nothing for the poor.

The Tories and UKIP are preparing to work together
By Alan Johnson - 07 April 13:30

The Conservatives are getting ready for another coalition - this time with Ukip.

The former PM, who once said he didn't mind how much David Beckham earned, says he agrees "completely" with the Labour leader on the subject.
Blair's surprising agreement with Miliband on inequality
By George Eaton - 07 April 12:10

The former PM, who once said he didn't mind how much David Beckham earned, says he agrees "completely" with the Labour leader on the subject. 

No really, the SNP are going to win at least 50 of Scotland’s 59 seats
By Harry Lambert - 07 April 11:58

The swing in Labour’s heartlands is even greater than the swing implied by national polls.

5 things that we know for certain about the next election
By Steve van Riel - 07 April 8:00

The outcome of the election is uncertain. But there are some things that will definitely happen afterwards, regardless of the result.

Winners, like Sir Alex Ferguson, are obsessives. David Cameron isn't. Photo: Getty
Cameron looks like a man who has lost his desire for the job - in politics as in sport, that's lethal
By Ian Leslie - 04 April 12:40

In the debates, David Cameron looked peripheral, a professional who has lost hunger. That could be the end of him.

Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Getty
Alistair Carmichael revealed as the leaker of the SNP memo
By Stephen Bush - 04 April 11:28

The former Scottish secretary admits to being behind the leaked memorandum that had the SNP furiously denying said conversation ever took place and got Scottish Labour elated.

The cost of a Conservative chancellor: Labour unveil new poster
By Stephen Bush - 03 April 23:00

Ahead of the new financial year, Ed Balls will unveil a new poster attacking the cost of the Conservative government.

Whoever wins, Britain will only thrive if we all come together
By Chuka Umunna - 03 April 14:54

Labour's shadow business secretary reflects on the first week of the campaign. 

How Labour must wish that Nicola Sturgeon were their leader
By Jason Cowley - 03 April 11:25

Last night’s debate made for good television but told us little we didn’t know and changed nothing. And so the jamboree goes on. 

Who won the seven-way debates? I watched with my girlfriend to find out
By Alan Martin - 03 April 10:41

Alan Martin's girlfriend didn't watch the 2010 debates and isn't interested in politics - so what did she make of the debates?

Miliband again impressed - but the limits of the format left him unable to land the knock-out blow against the PM he craved.
TV debate verdict: Cameron gets the murky result he wanted
By George Eaton - 02 April 23:15

Miliband again impressed - but the limits of the format left him unable to land the knock-out blow against the PM he craved. 

7 things we learned from the seven-way TV election debate
By Stephen Bush - 02 April 22:20

Ed Miliband erred in taking part in the challengers' debate, Nigel Farage is a one-trick pony, Nicola Sturgeon is a classy operator - and Leanne Wood isn't.

Whatever happened to the election posters in our windows?
By Ivor Gaber - 02 April 18:59

You could always tell it was election time from the posters in people's windows. Where have they vanished to?

The Liberal Democrats don't realise how much trouble they're in - but they will soon
By Ross McCafferty - 02 April 18:39

The Liberal Democrats a bad joke - and they're the only ones who don't get it.

Here's one group you won't hear from in tonight's debates
By Javed Khan - 02 April 16:27

The youngest and the poorest are being shut out of the election

We need to bring back the Blair approach to foreign policy
By Nick Tyrone - 02 April 15:50

As far as foreign policy is concerned, Britain's leaders would benefit from a lesson or two from Tony Blair.

Is he even registered to vote? Photo: Getty
Who would Doctor Who vote for?
By Pete May - 02 April 11:15

David Tennant's backing Labour, but what side would the Doctor come down on?

David Lammy: “I grew up looking at a London that I often didn’t feel a part of"
By Stephen Bush - 02 April 8:00

In a first of a series following the mayoral runners and riders on the campaign trail in London, Stephen Bush talks to David Lammy about Stuart Hall, housing, immigration and growing up poor.

Which Liberal Democrats will be left to negotiate in a hung parliament?
By Stephen Bush - 01 April 17:43

It's not just Nick Clegg who is in jeopardy. His negotiating team could be knocked out before the coalition talks even begin.

Where's the letter from 100 people living in poverty?
By Stewart Lansley - 01 April 15:46

The election debate will be dominated by business leaders, bond markets, the Health Service and the public finances. The poor have been written out of the script.

Both Vince Cable and Tim Farron are notably frosty towards the prospect of another partnership with the Tories.
Clegg losing his seat would make another Tory-Lib Dem coalition far less likely
By George Eaton - 01 April 14:56

Both Vince Cable and Tim Farron are notably frosty towards the prospect of another partnership with the Tories. 

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