What would a Labour-SNP deal mean for energy policy?
By Richard Black - 27 April 16:00

If the SNP do hold the balance of power, it will be energy policy where it has the biggest consequences.

In power, Labour must do a better job of being pro-worker and pro-business than it has managed in opposition
By Bryn Philips - 27 April 15:35

If Labour wants to win an election outright ever again, if Labour cares about national renewal, it must work harder to build a common good between workers and business.

What's the DUP's price in a hung parliament?
By Ciara Dunne - 27 April 14:25

The DUP's manifesto reveals what the party will ask for in exchange for its votes.

Why the new “pumped up” David Cameron isn’t working
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 April 14:09

The Prime Minister is injecting some 11th-hour passion into his campaign. It’s not very convincing.

The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
Why the SNP wouldn't drag Labour far to the left
By George Eaton - 27 April 13:20

The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.

It's not just enough to "listen" to young people. They have to be respected, too
By Will Scobie - 27 April 9:31

We need to reach for a more authentic, localised politics, in the wake of the Spad era, rather than just revert to the days of pinstripes and tweed. As the faux warts ‘n’ all allure of Ukip shows, there’s a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

Why vote Conservative? Even they don't seem sure
By Stephen Bush - 27 April 8:00

The Labour message in the final days seems to be that if you vote for Miliband you'll get some free stuff. The Conservative counter-offensive is that if  you vote Tory, you won't get Miliband's free stuff.

Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive.
Miliband pledges to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers
By George Eaton - 27 April 0:00

Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive. 

Gentrification in Brixton: who wins, who loses and who's to blame?
By Morgan Meaker - 26 April 12:00

These are only people who have been priced out of Clapham and Fulham. No one should feel guilty because everyone in some way is in a sense complicit.

A journalist used the words "little slut" in conversation with Theresa May. What larks!
By Media Mole - 26 April 11:02

We really need a macro for putting "Seriously?" in the standfirst.

Don't lead Britain out of Europe, Andrew Adonis warns Nick Clegg
By Tim Wigmore - 25 April 14:02

Labour peer urges Clegg to " turn left rather than right" in a hung parliament after Deputy PM hints at second coalition with Tories. 

The Conservative campaign: disingenous and dangerous - but what if it works?
By Stephen Bush - 25 April 11:43

The Tory campaign is putting that party's own principles in the shredder - but if it works, they could shut Labour out for decades.

WATCH: David Cameron forgets his football team
By Media Mole - 25 April 10:17

David Cameron urged his audience to support West Ham - but he supports a different team in similar colours.

Green space must be for all, not a lucky few
By Maria Eagle - 24 April 16:30

The environmental record of this Government is bad enough but another five years doesn’t bear thinking about. If things are going to change, we need a Labour Government.

Simulection: What happens when you run the Ukip 2015 manifesto through a video game?
By Daniel Griliopoulos - 24 April 15:00
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if Ukip wins...
Sinn Féin manifesto: both more and less important than you think
By Ciara Dunne - 24 April 10:52

Sinn Féin won't take their seats at Westminster. So what is their manifesto for? Mainly, it's a dry run for the contests that really matter to the party in 2016.

Naked men, diminutive voters, existential questions: what really happens "on the doorstep"
By Stephen Bush - 24 April 8:10

Good response on the #labourdoorstep? Here's what really happened on the doors this week.

Labour leader accuses Cameron of presiding over the "biggest loss of influence for our country in a generation" through "small-minded isolationism".
Miliband promises "hard-headed multilateralism" in first major foreign policy speech
By George Eaton - 24 April 0:01

Labour leader accuses Cameron of presiding over the "biggest loss of influence for our country in a generation" through "small-minded isolationism".

Who asks websites who they should vote for, and who listens?
By Alan Wager - 23 April 16:08

The Internet is awash with vote-matching apps. But who uses them - and which party benefits most?

Simulection: What happens when you run the 2015 Green manifesto through a video game?
By Daniel Griliopoulos - 23 April 15:47

We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Greens win...

The shadow chancellor emphasises growth while the IFS emphasises austerity.
Balls says IFS wrong not to assume Labour wants a surplus - but how would it be achieved?
By George Eaton - 23 April 15:42

The shadow chancellor emphasises growth while the IFS emphasises austerity. 

The party is forecast to spend less than Labour and the Lib Dems by the end of the parliament as austerity is prolonged.
SNP's anti-austerity rhetoric does not reflect its plans, says the IFS
By George Eaton - 23 April 11:30

The party is forecast to spend less than Labour and the Lib Dems by the end of the parliament through slower but longer austerity. 

Rest in peace, Roy Mason, and good riddance
By Kevin Meagher - 23 April 9:12

Roy Mason, Labour's Northern Ireland Secretary from 1976 to 1979, has died. His legacy, sadly, is still with us.

Winning the popular vote may appear to give Labour or the Tories greater legitimacy. But it is seats that will determine who governs.
Tactical voting: Do votes or seats matter more?
By George Eaton - 22 April 17:20

Winning the popular vote may appear to give Labour or the Tories greater legitimacy. But it is seats that will determine who governs. 

None of the parties can communicate their plans to the public
By Nida Broughton - 22 April 17:17

The BBC's Daily Politics debate was a familiar scene: of a political class unable to communicate its plans to the voters

Cobra beer founder Lord Bilimoria on Tories trying to be “nastier” than Ukip, and “economically illiterate” Theresa May
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 April 16:55

The crossbench peer and lager tycoon Karan Bilimoria lashes out at the government’s immigration rhetoric, calls our levels of defence spending "dangerous", and questions Ed Miliband's knowledge of business.

Simulection: What happens when you run the 2015 Lib Dem manifesto through a video game?
By Daniel Griliopoulos - 22 April 13:09

We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Liberal Democrats win...

The comeback kid. Photo:Getty
Why the Tories still have a spring in their step
By Stephen Bush - 22 April 12:57

Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.

How has Britain's most deprived community fared under the coalition?
By Morgan Meaker - 22 April 10:00

At the start of the parliament, Jaywick was ranked the most deprived area in Britain. Coalition policies have left their mark.

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