Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters.
UKIP have taken more votes from the Lib Dems than most think
By George Eaton - 25 March 15:04

Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters to Farage since 2010.

We must maintain flexibility for employers and workers.
We should reform zero-hours contracts, not ban them
By Vidhya Alakeson - 25 March 12:14

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?
Miliband's promise of a "radical offer" on tuition fees is a major policy hint
By George Eaton - 25 March 8:55

Is Labour set to abolish fees and introduce a graduate tax?

The state can be made more responsive.
Labour will empower consumers in public as well as private sectors
By Stella Creasy and Jon Cruddas - 24 March 20:12

The state can be made more responsive by giving citizens access to data, impartial advice and control over the services on which they depend.

Tories' previous pledge contradicted.
Cameron's plan to cut inheritance tax would create social care black hole
By George Eaton - 24 March 15:42

The Tories have previously pledged to fund social care reform by freezing the inheritance tax threshold.

Diane Abbott and others refuse to back measure.
Labour MPs set to rebel against party over welfare cap
By George Eaton - 24 March 13:42

Diane Abbott and other backbenchers refuse to join leadership in backing Osborne's measure.

A vision for modern left multilateralism.
Labour needs to decide what British defence policy is for
By Kirsty McNeill - 24 March 11:10

Shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker should outline a vision for modern left multilateralism.

Clegg's party needs to decide where it stands.
Will the Lib Dems oppose a tuition fee rise in 2015?
By George Eaton - 24 March 9:10

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.
Miliband needs to renew his commitment to "people power"
By Rafael Behr - 24 March 7:49

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 Tories cut Labour's poll lead to one point
By George Eaton - 22 March 22:25

Osborne's populist Budget helps the Conservatives claw back voters from UKIP.

More trusted than Labour on borrowing.
How a large deficit benefits the Tories
By George Eaton - 21 March 16:52

The greater the challenge of borrowing appears, the more likely voters are to stick with the Tories.

The Tories are just managing decline.
The Budget revealed Osborne's 35% strategy
By Marcus Roberts - 21 March 14:16

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.
Why Boris won't stand in Sir Peter Tapsell's seat
By George Eaton - 21 March 12:33

If the Mayor returns to parliament in 2015, he will need a London seat.

The party's next economic chief?
Steve Webb is a Lib Dem set for bigger things
By Richard Morris - 21 March 10:34

The reforming pensions minister is in the frame for the post of Lib Dem economic chief.

Labour leader tries to turn the tables.
Miliband ties Salmond to Cameron in attack on "race to the bottom"
By George Eaton - 21 March 8:59

The Labour leader uses the Scottish First Minister's weapon of choice against him.

Chancellor threw out years of painful progress.
Labour must resist Osborne’s reckless pension reforms
By Andrew Harrop - 20 March 17:27

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 be worse off in 2015 than 2010.
Why Miliband is right to keep banging on about living standards
By George Eaton - 20 March 16:25

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 may live to regret his boast.
What Osborne didn't mention in his Budget: inequality is forecast to soar
By George Eaton - 20 March 12:55

The Chancellor's cuts are likely to reverse the fall in inequality that he boasted of.

Universal pensioner benefits could be cut.
Does Osborne's Budget herald a raid on pensioner benefits?
By George Eaton - 20 March 11:39

The Chancellor may have provided the Tories with the protective cover they need to limit universal pensioner benefits.

Chancellor forced to comment on patronising image.
The Tories' bingo poster spoils Osborne's morning
By George Eaton - 20 March 8:57

The Chancellor is forced to comment on the patronising image in every broadcast interview.

The need for structural reforms.
The coalition's welfare cap puts politics before policy
By Graeme Cooke - 19 March 18:46

Osborne has failed to design the cap in a way that will advance structural reforms to housing and wages.

Labour to vote for Osborne's welfare cap next week
By George Eaton - 19 March 17:43

Party's decision could lead to backbench rebellion.

A race to the bottom.
Osborne's welfare cap is a poverty-producing policy
By Lindsay Judge - 19 March 15:31

The UK is far more reliant than other European countries on social security spending to reduce child poverty.

"People are worse off under the Tories."
Ed Miliband's response to the Budget: full text
By New Statesman - 19 March 15:00

"This is the Budget that confirms people are worse off under the Tories."

They vote more than anyone else.
George Osborne shamelessly courts the pensioner vote
By George Eaton - 19 March 14:09

The Chancellor's offer to the over-65s is rational but crude politics: they vote more than any other age group.

Minute-by-minute coverage of George Osborne's fifth Budget.
Budget 2014: minute by minute, as it happened
By George Eaton - 19 March 12:20

A summary of George Osborne's fifth Budget.

An end to euphemisms for tax.
We need a Budget for honesty
By Adam Afriyie - 19 March 10:30

Osborne should change the words we use to describe our taxes: National Insurance is Earnings Tax and Jobs Tax.

Including the level of the new welfare cap.
Budget 2014: Ten things to look out for
By George Eaton - 19 March 9:12

Including the level of the new welfare cap, another rise in the personal allowance, a deficit trap for Labour and some surprises.

Pre-Budget attack.
Labour targets Osborne's 24 tax rises
By George Eaton - 18 March 22:00

The party says "It’s the same old Tory con – giving with one hand while taking away much more with the other."

We should encourage fathers and grandparents.
Labour's family policy needs to move beyond just supporting mothers
By Duncan Fisher - 18 March 17:27

We should actively encourage fathers and grandparents and ensure that they too have the social support to engage directly in the care of children.

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