The gap between education and employment is too wide, meaning too many are falling through and joining almost a million unemployed.
The story of the Conservatives’ shrivelled membership is potentially as significant as the story of Labour’s presentational shambles.
Policies likely to be announced before the election include building a million affordable homes, scrapping the bedroom tax and creating living wage zones.
The assailant, Dean Porter, says that "Labour no longer stands up for the poor" and that it would "all have been different if it had been David not Ed".
Earnings rose by an unusual high of 2.1% in the latest quarter but only because bonuses were paid in April, rather than March, to benefit from the new 45p rate.
The £520,000 bequeathed by Joan Edwards was intended for "whichever Government is in office", so how did it end up in the coalition parties' coffers?
The latest donation figures show the party was given £1.04m from donors who attended private dinners with David Cameron and other senior Conservative ministers.
The trade unions accounted for 77 per cent (£2.4m) of all donations to the party, with just £354,692 received in individual donations.
In 1997, the Tories enjoyed a 22-point lead over Labour on "managing the economy" but with growth restored, voters decided it was safe to change captain.
By abolishing AS-levels, the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite.
In January, Tory strategists briefed that Cameron would distance the party from Enoch Powell's toxic legacy but we've heard nothing since.
The shadow immigration minister's disastrous morning is a lesson in the perils of pre-briefing.
The shadow immigration says "it’s not illegal for Agencies to target foreign workers. But is it fair for them to be so exclusive?"
Shadow immigration minister forced to backtrack on criticisms of Tesco and Next over use of foreign workers.
Just as Iain Duncan Smith suspended links with the Monday Club in 2001, so David Cameron must now take action against the far-right group.
The Lib Dems (and students) would immediately feel better if tuition fees were renamed as a 'capped graduate tax'.
Labour figures believe the party fears the evidence against Unite is embarrassingly thin.
The Chancellor boasts in his Times piece that disposable incomes have risen but in the first quarter of this year they fell at the fastest rate since 1987.
Party membership has fallen by 35% since 2010 to 42,501, resulting in a deficit of £411,000.
What really* happened when Crosby and Cameron talked.
Including, this is still the slowest recovery for 100 years, the economy is 3.3% smaller and unemployment hasn't fallen for six months.
The block vote was abolished for Labour leadership elections 20 years ago. So why do David Cameron and the conservative press claim it still exists?
The corporation is sacrificing accuracy by being impartial between facts and fictions.
The Unite general secretary signalled that he would no longer tolerate those who "welcome our money but don't want our policy input".
The Tories are starting to notice Labour’s higher levels of local organisation.
This isn't a diversion about process. Participative democracy is a key weapon in fighting poverty.
The truth is that migrants contribute far more in taxes than they receive in benefits and services.
But why didn't the PM answer himself?
An underspend isn't always good news.
Both parties’ interests lie in the Conservatives' campaign strategist sticking around. He can't win over the liberal voters the Tories need for victory.