Rather than raising the personal allowance or introducing a 10p rate, the Lib Dems and Labour should cut NI if they want to help the poorest.
UKIP trails Labour by six points but, as in 2009, the party is hoping for a late surge in the polls.
Any communications strategy devised in Downing Street also has to compete with noisy agendas elsewhere in the party.
A party source rejects the former chief executive's suggestion that he could resume his roles after being cleared of sexual harassing female party members.
The "truce" between the two leaders lasted just a week as Cameron declared that Miliband had "all the moral authority of the Reverend Flowers".
Despite ministers promising to name and shame firms which aren’t paying the legal minimum, not a single firm has been named so far.
The party challenges the Chancellor to veto any move by RBS to double the bank bonus cap under new EU rules.
The government should ban private landlords from buying former council housing and abolish discounts on the properties.
Average wages are still rising slower than prices and will almost certainly be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.
To date, the coalition has unforgivably weakened Britain's climate adaptation plans.
The Labour leader reaches beyond his party's core vote and acknowledges that the living standards crisis began before the coalition.
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
The move reflects the justified belief among investors that Scotland's debt position would be weaker than that of the UK.
The Conservative organisation is wise to warn that the party should not position itself as the defender of a market system that is not working for the low-paid.
To allow the Liberal Democrats to swap sides without incurring any penalty would offend the essential order of our democracy.
Miliband and Clegg are ready to sign up to three debates over three weeks. They say Cameron is running scared.
If the election results in another hung parliament, the party will side with whichever partner gives it the most liberal government.
Almost a thousand people have died in police custody since 1990 in Britain, and only one police officer has faced any sort of professional sanction.
Promising an in/out vote would shift the debate back onto Tory territory and could wreck a future Miliband premiership.
By rushing the implementation of the new scheme, the government risks leaving millions off the register.
It is a moral duty as well as an economic necessity to do all we can to ensure that all young people are the best educated and well resourced in the world.
The shadow chancellor rejects claims that he lacks enthusiasm for Miliband's agenda and declares his support for "a different kind of economy".
The Prime Minister's persistent refusal to debate Salmond will become a running sore and an increasingly dominant aspect of the campaign.
With Labour uncertain of winning a majority and the Deputy PM certain to be around in May 2015, Miliband and Balls can no longer afford to treat him as a barrier to an agreement.
Part of the problem is that even Labour MPs find their boss remote.
It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.
The shadow chancellor says for the first time that he could work with the Lib Dem leader, supports airport expansion and says history will "paint a different picture" of Gordon Brown.
The PM's warning that means-testing pensioner benefits would raise only "a very small amount of money" was the most notable moment in a sombre session.
Parties also need to reduce childcare and housing costs, improve the quality of part-time jobs and create better progression routes for low paid workers.