While ministers were nowhere to be seen, Caroline Flint was on the Daybreak sofa.
Labour MPs fear going into battle without defences against predictable Tory onslaughts.
Audiences called the debate for Ukip but the Lib Dems are happy to have established their leader as the man who dares defend Britain's EU membership.
The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.
Thirteen Labour MPs, including Diane Abbott and Tom Watson, voted against George Osborne's new cap on welfare spending.
Miliband’s reliance on Ukip taking votes from the Tories puts the opposition in an uncomfortable moral position.
To settle his party's nerves, the Labour leader needs another trump card.
The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says the policy "is not about punishing people, it's about saying that the money we have is finite."
Vice chancellors should join the discussion about alternatives to the current model.
Self-conscious attempts by one government to constrain the hands of their successors rarely work.
Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters to Farage since 2010.
Abuse needs to be addressed, but we must maintain flexibility for employers and workers.
Is Labour set to abolish fees and introduce a graduate tax?
The state can be made more responsive by giving citizens access to data, impartial advice and control over the services on which they depend.
The Tories have previously pledged to fund social care reform by freezing the inheritance tax threshold.
Diane Abbott and other backbenchers refuse to join leadership in backing Osborne's measure.
Shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker should outline a vision for modern left multilateralism.
With the Tories refusing to rule out another increase, Clegg's party will soon need to decide where it stands.
The Budget has revealed how vulnerable Labour is to the charge that it doesn't really trust voters to manage their affairs.
Osborne's populist Budget helps the Conservatives claw back voters from UKIP.
The greater the challenge of borrowing appears, the more likely voters are to stick with the Tories.
Rather than seeking to craft a new electoral coalition, the Tories are just managing decline.
If the Mayor returns to parliament in 2015, he will need a London seat.
The reforming pensions minister is in the frame for the post of Lib Dem economic chief.
The Labour leader uses the Scottish First Minister's weapon of choice against him.
For the sake of a day of good headlines and a few billion pounds of extra tax, the Chancellor has put years of painful progress at risk.
Voters will still be worse off in 2015 than in 2010 - Labour's "cost-of-living" strategy remains its best hope of victory.
The Chancellor's cuts are likely to reverse the fall in inequality that he boasted of.
The Chancellor may have provided the Tories with the protective cover they need to limit universal pensioner benefits.