Watch: Milibae the Movie
By New Statesman - 01 May 13:13

People are now making fan videos about Ed Miliband. No, really. 

Are Ukip the victims of a media vendetta?
By James Nickerson - 01 May 12:07

Ukip's supporters feel that they are done over by an hostile press. The reality is more complicated.

Ukip's manor? Photo: Getty
Think Ukip helps Labour? Visit Thurrock
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 May 9:32

Anoosh Chakelian visits a seat that is a three-way race between Labour, the Conservatives and Ukip.

Mad dogs and naked men: what happened on the doorstep this week?
By Stephen Bush - 01 May 7:57

A ghost from the past, goldbugs and David Cameron's bicycle: what really goes on "on the ground".

The PM raised his game and delivered a more engaged performance as the deficit returned to haunt Miliband.
Cameron fares best as party leaders are put on the torture rack
By George Eaton - 30 April 22:43

The PM raised his game and delivered a more engaged performance as the deficit returned to haunt Miliband. 

What we learned from the three leaders in the TV election Question Time debate
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 April 21:55

A verdict on David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg’s performances on the last televised leaders’ debate.

How has the coalition done on child poverty?
By Alison Garnham - 30 April 16:44

The road to ending poverty is long – longer today, alas, than five years ago.

WATCH: Labour's trailer for "the Coalition"
By New Statesman - 30 April 15:04

Ahead of the final televised setpiece event, Labour release a new video attacking the Coalition's record.

If you think the SNP are a left-wing force, think again
By David Clark - 30 April 14:30

Many on the Left see the SNP as a progressive partner - the reality is very different. 

Andrew Adonis: "The tale of two cities is the reality of London"
By Tim Wigmore - 30 April 11:15

The Labour peer talks London, inequality, and why the SNP's hand is weaker than it looks

What if the polls are wrong?
By Stephen Bush - 30 April 9:46

Averaged together, the polls still point to a Labour victory - but the picture is more complex.

Labour's disability manifesto: why are disabled people an afterthought?
By Amy Palmer - 30 April 7:55

 Labour will get the disabled vote if only to keep the Tories out. However, the crux of disabled living issues is that currently, disability inherently means poverty. I want to see plans for a country where I can earn like my my non-disabled peers, own my own home like my non-disabled peers - have a life, a family, a future like my non-disabled peers. This election, this vision of equality seems too much to ask.

From the Archive: Blair Triumphant
By New Statesman - 29 April 13:04

On the 20th anniversary of the passing of the new Clause Four, we republish our leader from that fateful week.

Where are the ethnic minority women in politics?
By June Eric-Udorie - 29 April 11:33

Ethnic minority women are rarely seen or heard in politics - that has to change.

Why Ed Miliband was right to be interviewed by Russell Brand
By Stephen Bush - 29 April 9:21

The Labour leader was interviewed by Brand for one simple reason: he's trying to get elected.

 

Conservatives offer a five-year freeze in tax cuts: will it have any effect?
By Stephen Bush - 29 April 8:01

The Conservatives' unworkable bribe sounds too good to be true - because it is.

The Defence Secretary wants to avoid neutralising the charge that the UK's nuclear deterrent is threatened by the SNP.
Why Michael Fallon won't promise Tory support for Trident under Labour
By George Eaton - 28 April 20:00

The Defence Secretary wants to avoid neutralising the charge that the UK's nuclear deterrent is threatened by the SNP. 

Chuka Umunna speech to Usdaw conference: "In the end, it is the customer who makes the choice"
By Chuka Umunna - 28 April 14:55

Chuka Umunna talks zero hours contracts, working in retail and the choice before Britain.

Have the Tories given up the fight in their number one target seat?
By Stephen Bush - 28 April 14:13

Chris Grayling appeared to concede defeat in Hampstead & Kilburn, where the Labour majority is just 42. But the reality is less good for Labour.

David Cameron hints at future successor – Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 April 11:26

In a revealing interview on Woman's Hour, the Prime Minister looked again to his party's future beyond his leadership.

There's no spin that can make GDP figures better
By Stephen Bush - 28 April 10:09

The new GDP figures are out. They're not as important as you might think.

How sound is Britain's recovery?
By Peter Kenway - 27 April 17:50

Unbalanced, uneven, and fragile. The recovery isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Why don’t Irish MPs sit in parliament?
By New Statesman - 27 April 17:11

Sinn Féin abstains.

What would a Labour-SNP deal mean for energy policy?
By Richard Black - 27 April 16:00

If the SNP do hold the balance of power, it will be energy policy where it has the biggest consequences.

In power, Labour must do a better job of being pro-worker and pro-business than it has managed in opposition
By Bryn Philips - 27 April 15:35

If Labour wants to win an election outright ever again, if Labour cares about national renewal, it must work harder to build a common good between workers and business.

What's the DUP's price in a hung parliament?
By Ciara Dunne - 27 April 14:25

The DUP's manifesto reveals what the party will ask for in exchange for its votes.

Why the new “pumped up” David Cameron isn’t working
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 April 14:09

The Prime Minister is injecting some 11th-hour passion into his campaign. It’s not very convincing.

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