The Labour leader appears determined to avoid the challenge of fixing state services without spending more money on them.
The danger for Miliband is that his "cost-of-living" attack will be blunted as the economic recovery accelerates. Labour must offer a bigger vision.
Joblessness fell to 7.4%, the lowest figure since May 2009, but total pay rose by just 0.9%, a real-terms cut of 1.2%.
By banning migrants from claiming benefits for three months, the PM simply reinforces the myth that immigration is an ill.
The ONS's decision to reclassify Network Rail as a public sector body is a headache for Osborne.
Just as it is irresponsible to suggest shale gas is a silver bullet, so it is unrealistic to suggest that renewable energy can deliver all of our energy needs.
The PM's Ukip-style positioning on immigration is viewed as weakness or blackmail by the rest of the EU.
As in 2010, both the Tories and Labour will promise to study the post-election report, rather than telling us where they stand.
The mayor's proposal of a new airport in the Thames Estuary has merely been given a stay of execution by the Airports Commission. Heathrow is the frontrunner again.
Blow for the Mayor of London as his proposal of a Thames Estuary airport is excluded as "there are too many uncertainties and challenges".
Cuts to benefits have pushed thousands of families to the edge. Welfare needs to be paid on the basis of need, not within some artificial limit.
The Russian president is trying to rebuild the Soviet empire and in doing so offering an alternative to liberal democracy.
At his monthly press conference, the Deputy PM refuses to rule out reducing the benefit cap or limiting child benefit to two children for out-of-work families.
Labour MP John Mann's motion calling for the pay increase to be limited to 1%, in line with the rest of the public sector, attracts little support.
How Labour plans to meet its target of 200,000 new homes a year by 2020, including "use it or lose it" powers to tackle land hoarding and a "right to grow" for councils.
The same narrow economic focus that created our over-dependence on finance and the property bubble is also responsible for the north/south divide. We need a new strategy for regeneration.
The Tory MP's plan to limit all child-related benefits to two children would undermine the 'striver'/'scrounger' divide by hitting all families, regardless of their employment status.
The Occupy Sussex movement has acted as the spark for a new wave of protest against the marketisation of higher education.
Homelessness has now risen by 34% since 2010, with measures including the benefit cap and the bedroom tax blamed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Crisis.
The shadow London minister says the capital needs 800,000 new houses and criticises Labour's London mayoral "beauty parade".
The IFS warns that further cuts to pay could make it "increasingly difficult" for public sector employers to "retain and recruit high quality workers".
We should be celebrating, not berating, the role parents play in the workforce and in society.
The Chancellor suggests a future Tory government would make large welfare cuts, including a lower benefit cap.
Having threatened to resign from the last Labour government over the project, Miliband is now merely "sceptical".
The Defence Secretary is forced to admit: "I haven’t got a specific measure I can quote."
The shadow London minister tells the New Statesman: "I’ve got no interest in being involved in a beauty parade" and accuses Labour's mayoral hopefuls of "playing ego politics."
Rather than following Osborne and denying that living standards are falling, Cameron sought to hold the last Labour government responsible.
With one in six of the workforce having claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in the last two years, job insecurity is hindering attempts to reduce poverty.
42 schools have opened in areas with "no forecast need" and only 19% of secondary places are in areas of "high or severe" need.
More bad news for Duncan Smith as the National Audit Office says there are "considerable weaknesses" in the department's financial controls over the programme.