None of the major parties really grapple with the necessary work to improve social mobility, although they all say they're for it.
The former Tory Chancellor also says his party hasn't won an election for 23 years because it's "too right-wing", and that attacking Ed Miliband's personality will "cost votes".
Ukip and the SNP are merely the strongest political expressions of our present discontents.
David Cameron's Right to Buy policy scored good headlines but the public won't buy it.
Which came first, the breakthrough or the BBC appearances? An academic suggests that Ukip are getting a helping hand from the press.
Social security is perhaps the least surprising part of Labour's manifesto. But it's also one of the most important.
Shadow chancellor deploys new line of attack against the Conservatives' profligate manifesto.
Defend the mouthbreathers!
You’ve heard the economic arguments and seen the policy wrangling, but which party would actually increase your happiness?
How might Labour and the Liberal Democrats reach common ground over the recent past? A Liberal Democrat explains how Labour might approach it.
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.
There are no hostages to fortune in the Liberal manifesto, but little to stir up the blood either.
Ukip is launching its manifesto today, but confusion remains over some of its policies.
I’ll admit it. I simply don’t “get” the Liberal Democrat campaign.
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.
Beneath the populist chatter, Ukip's preferred policy - grammar schools - would do nothing for the poor.
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.
The swing in Labour’s heartlands is even greater than the swing implied by national polls.
The outcome of the election is uncertain. But there are some things that will definitely happen afterwards, regardless of the result.
In the debates, David Cameron looked peripheral, a professional who has lost hunger. That could be the end of him.
A leaked memorandum has the SNP furiously denying the conversation ever took place and Scottish Labour elated. But if you think about it, it's likely that Nicola Sturgeon's words were neither as revelatory or as indiscreet as you might think.
Ahead of the new financial year, Ed Balls will unveil a new poster attacking the cost of the Conservative government.
Labour's shadow business secretary reflects on the first week of the campaign.
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.
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.
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.