The party pledges to fund the policy for the whole of the next parliament by introducing a bank bonus tax and restricting pension tax relief for those earning over £150,000.
The Tories’ tax and benefit changes have cost women four times as much as men – little wonder when they are so absent from the top table.
Everything right now is analysed through the prism of "what it means about the leadership".
Beyond the bluster and rhetoric, there is a surprising degree of consensus on the reforms needed.
Farage gets to enter the political establishment, while Clegg has a chance to reconnect with those voters who warmed to him in 2010.
The party is pushed into last place by a candidate whose policies include the legalisation of brothels with a 30 per cent reduction for OAPs.
By focusing on prevention, prioritising relationships and driving down power to the lowest level possible, we can provide the support the most vulnerable in our society really need.
The level of austerity required varies hugely depending on how much growth is thought possible.
We are developing a whole family approach to policy making that puts equality, relationships and mutual self-help at the centre of preventing social problems.
The parties can't promise to reduce the number of newcomers. But they can do more to improve migrant integration and to reassure the public.
Miliband's northern fortresses are safe but Farage's party could prevent Labour winning southern and eastern marginals off the Tories in 2015.
Conservative MPs' anguish flows from their knowledge that Cameron is both the best candidate and not good enough to deliver outright victory.
The new system could have a huge effect in student-heavy marginals. Universities, councils and others must be aware of the dangers.
The Business Secretary tries to appeal to fiscal conservatives by highlighting that reduced EU migration will lead to "a much slower reduction in the public debt".
The union is prepared to reduce the shortfall but will expect policy concessions in return.
Being beaten after just one term by a man deemed unelectable would open up space for those who understand the need to reinvent the party.
Ukrainian and Georgian NATO membership should be fast-tracked and energy security pursued with far greater vigour and speed.
There isn’t much point expecting a more sophisticated account of Britain’s role in the world from the Prime Minister.
The Labour leader pressed Cameron on trade sanctions after a No. 10 document appeared to rule them out.
"We are strongest when we understand our mutual dependence: that business and society - we need each other. That we rise and fall together."
"We would exert a powerful and positive influence through example – the beacon of progressive opinion."
The First Minister says Scotland would not put itself "at a tax disadvantage with the rest of the UK" at New Statesman event.
The PM said during the first 2010 leaders' debate that the Lib Dem policy was too expensive.
The former PM, who has praised Miliband's party reforms, has had talks with Labour figures about giving money.
"Let us reject a damaging divorce, and instead vote for the best of both worlds: More of the decisions that matter to Scots being taken here in Scotland, backed up by the strength, stability and security of the UK."
Danny Alexander and Lynne Featherstone are both vulnerable to Labour challenges.
The Scottish First Minister's claim that independence is needed to make Scotland and the rest of the UK more "progressive" is undermined by the prospect of the election of Labour in 2015.
Whatever the outcome in September, Scotland won't have to wait too long for even greater autonomy
Far from creating a postcode lottery, greater localism can lead to lower levels of regional inequality.
The decision means the party will now be entitled to equal levels of TV coverage as the other main parties.