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. 

The glee with which the Conservatives have greeted the letter from 100 business chiefs risks reinforcing the impression of them as the political wing of the City of London.
As they attack Labour as anti-business, the Tories need to worry about looking anti-worker
By George Eaton - 01 April 12:45

The glee with which the Conservatives have greeted the letter from 100 business chiefs risks reinforcing the impression of them as the political wing of the City of London. 

The problems of England and its football team won't be solved by bashing migrants
By Matthew Parsfield - 01 April 11:49

Greg Dyke, David Cameron and Ed Milband are united in blaming migrants for our troubles. But stopping immigration will do nothing for the England football team - and even less for England.

It's competence, stupid: Labour should have done more with the Tories' mistakes
By Tim Bale - 01 April 11:01

Elections are as much about competence as conviction - Labour should have made more hay with the Coalition's many gaffes.

100 business chiefs back the Conservatives - it's more important than you think
By Stephen Bush - 01 April 7:52

The latest attack on Labour by business may be dismissed as "man bites dog", but it could do damage to the party, albeit indirectly.

In denying people a say on Europe, Labour disgraces its own history
By David Skelton - 31 March 17:29

Labour's refusal to even consider a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union is a betrayal of its history and an embarrasment to its radical tradition.

Pollster Lord Ashcroft retires from the House of Lords to pursue his other interests
By Anoosh Chakelian - 31 March 16:42

The grand high Lord of polling will stop being a peer with immediate effect.

Ed Balls believes a tough message is essential but Chuka Umunna and Sadiq Khan are sceptical.
The shadow cabinet split over Labour's immigration mug reflects a deeper divide
By George Eaton - 31 March 16:16

Ed Balls believes a tough message is essential but Chuka Umunna and Sadiq Khan are warier. 

Ingestre Court, an occupied Soho building, hosted Left Unity's manifesto launch.
A manifesto launch with a difference: Left Unity attacks Labour from a Soho squat
By Anoosh Chakelian - 31 March 14:16

The new party of the left, Left Unity, launched its manifesto at a squat in Soho with a speech by Ken Loach condemning the main parties.

It's not just the state's job to tackle child abuse
By Javed Khan - 31 March 13:40

The spotlight is on local and national government after recent scandals - but the private sector must change its practices and be more aware to eradicate child abuse.

Why Labour is playing for a draw as far as business is concerned
By David Wheeler - 31 March 12:12

Labour's policies deserves a better relationship with business that it has. But its aggressive rhetoric has done it unnecessary harm.

Are the middle classes doomed?
By Robert Corfe - 31 March 8:50

The personalisation of our modern struggle belies the revolutionary fervour envisaged by past socialist thinkers.

Social democracy in a digital era

The digital revolution presents an opportunity for the left.

Why Labour’s anti-immigration mugs are a boon to Ukip
By Tim Wigmore - 30 March 15:00

Not everyone is unhappy about Labour's anti-immigration mugs. Ukip are very, very happy.

Watson and Doctor Who team up in Labour's first party political broadcast
By Stephen Bush - 30 March 14:20

Martin Freeman, the star of The Hobbit and Sherlock, endorses Labour in the party's first party political broadcast.

The Labour leader fears that being explicit would reinforce his party's profligate reputation.
Why Miliband still won't make the case for "good borrowing"
By George Eaton - 30 March 13:49

The Labour leader fears that being explicit would reinforce his party's profligate reputation. 

Is Vince Cable trying to rule out Lib Dem/Tory negotiations in a leadership bid?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 March 12:51

The Business Secretary and veteran of the Lib Dem left is on manoeuvres.

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