Labour peer corrects Conservative claims that he has come out against the policy.
The Deputy PM's warning that he would "absolutely insist" that a new coalition would not "break the bank" suggests that he may push Labour to back an Osborne-style deficit plan.
At Spring Conference, some of the manifesto raw meat needs to be presented and debated.
If the party wins upwards of five per cent of the vote in 2015 but fails to win a single seat, our voting system will be called into question again.
A reforming, centre-left government must fashion a credible and robust statecraft, revitalising the civil service for the challenges of the contemporary age.
The constitutional transformation promised by the coalition in 2010 has entirely failed to materialise.
Miliband's party holds the seat on a swing of 11% as UKIP rise from fifth to second and the Lib Dems lose their deposit.
As flood defences provide protection for many years to come, it is wholly appropriate to pay for them gradually with long-term borrowing.
Shadow health secretary reveals he will soon travel to Brussels to lobby for the health service to be exempted from international competition law.
The trick is to understand where communities are at their strongest and most energetic and build capacity around them.
"If Scotland walks away from the UK, it walks away from the Pound."
The decision by Tim Farron and four other Lib Dems to rebel against local government cuts is a reminder of the more open debate needed about the austerity to come.
"In our global world it is the local that will be the agent of political change, the place of belonging, the source of identity."
The shadow health secretary on why he’s prepared to rebel.
The shadow health secretary says the party "can’t have a blanket position" because "it doesn’t affect everybody equally".
The PM's loose rhetoric handed Miliband a win as he challenged plans to make 550 Environment Agency Staff redundant.
After Cameron's declaration that "money is no object in this relief effort", Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin insists "I don’t think it’s a blank cheque".
By insisting that he will spend "whatever money is needed" on flood relief, Cameron has undermined his claim that austerity means we must tolerate rising homelessness and poverty.
Party sources tell the NS that they do not expect Labour to change its stance on a referendum before May 2015.
Farage is relying on misconceptions about the scale, purpose and outcomes of aid spending to argue for this cynical raid.
Labour MP says he would rather the shadow education secretary "resign his post as a lecturer than cross a picket line of striking lecturers".
After Farage's promise to "cause an earthquake", anything less than first in the European elections will be deemed a failure - and the polls suggest Labour may well win.
Despite the recent upturn, the still severely weakened state of our economy means we can't judge what is possible yet.
In the form of a commitment to reduce inequalities "in income, opportunity and power", Miliband has articulated the radical agenda he would pursue after 2015.
The PM says "there will be time later on to talk about these things" when asked if he supports Smith.
With the personal allowance already at £10,000, the lowest-paid five million workers will not benefit from further increases.
In the form of UKIP, the toxic extreme right has been sidelined by a more competent radical right force.
Rather than an approach defined by the centralised state or the untamed market, Miliband is committing to a progressive agenda defined by localism, transparency and accountability.
The weaker the party's offer of more powers becomes, the greater the risk that voters will opt for independence.
Ask any "ordinary" person what the Lib Dems have been up to in recent weeks and they'll mention the scandal.