The Chancellor later tried to wriggle out of a one-to-one debate, saying that Danny Alexander should also be invited.
Low wages and rising prices are pushing up the cost of in-work benefits. Labour will raise wages and keep the cost of social security down.
What matters is not privilege, but what you choose to do with it.
David Cameron has muffed his strategy as far as the debates are concerned. Even if he gets away with it, it's a bad sign if he ends up having to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU.
The largest falls in the proportions of households that are neither wealthy or poor has been in outer boroughs of London.
This weekend marks four years since the start of the crisis in Syria.
The latest polls show that nothing is changing in Scotland, and why would they?
Michael Gove's speech to the Legatum Institute: the full text.
As the election gets closer, Nigel Farage is showing his true face - and Labour must call it for what it is, says Chuka Umunna.
Anoosh Chakelian visits a town made famous for its deprivation in the 1930s and finds parts of it standing tall - and others beaten down by the cuts.
Osborne has at least one big card left to play - but it might help the Conservatives less than they hope.
The cause of electoral reform will be strengthened in the era of multi-party politics, Labour's shadow Business Secretary believes.
When local boys in Butetown left to join Isis, the local Muslim community was shell-shocked and villified. But a group of young women is working to make things better.
"When we leave Europe, we'll be able to remove it, and rest assured we will."
A new internal campaign has called Ed Miliband's tuition fee cut a "weak policy" and is calling for the complete abolition of tuition fees.
What does Justine Thornton’s decision to use her husband’s surname "in political life" tell us about her husband's approach to electoral politics?
The men and women behind the shadow chancellor.
The debate about the debates is a process story of little interest to the electorate.
Some politicians are finally beginning to realise that they can't bury these scandals under the carpet. But real action is needed, and fast.
Caroline Lucas and Andrew George, a Liberal Democrat rebel, are working together on a bill that could be a roadmap for the NHS.
What's Labour for when there's no money to spend? The same thing it always is, says Steve Reed: giving people power.
Justine Thornton, Ed Miliband's wife, has given an interview with BBC News in which she says that the attacks on her husband will intensify in the campaign's final weeks.
The Liberal Democrats made a splash with their private polling. But the published results indicate that they may be grasping at straws.
Social segregation - of races, classes and religions - is on the rise in Britain. A new report suggests ways out of the mess.
The Foreign Secretary warns about the threat Russia poses to Britain's security, seeing relations going from prickly to poor.
Gordon Brown is worried that the pro-Europeans are blundering into a referendum defeat. He's not the only one.
Health inequality is a big issue in the UK: tackling it will help income inequality, the NHS and the economy, but the causes of it are not as straightforward as they seem.
Naz Shah, the newly-selected Labour candidate in Bradford West, has shed light on her remarkable life.
The low point in 2000 pre-dated the government's spending increases for health and education.
All of the parties are obsessing over high-information voters. But the people who'll decide the election are messing around on Netflix, juggling childcare, or down the pub.