The party's announcement that it will hold a Commons vote next Tuesday on scrapping the measure is a test of those in Clegg's party who have condemned it.
"Kennedy’s great insight was to know that we can live together better and more peaceably if we find ways to co-operate."
Unless the Tories dramatically improve their performance in the north, independence would most likely lead to further hung parliaments or small majorities for them or Labour.
While Osborne believes that "everyone will be happy as property values go up", new polling shows most of the public don't believe rising house prices are good for them or good for Britain.
"Being pro-market and pro-competition also means acting when markets fail and competition does not operate".
After ministers previously pledged to deliver the new line "on budget", the PM now promises that it will come in "under budget".
On the politically defining issue of low pay, the Labour leader has the pitch all to himself.
History shows that after seven years at the top, politicians' ratings go into decline - and Cameron can't afford to lose votes in 2015.
Both men recognise that politicians need to live, to experience the world, its hardships as well as its highs, before taking office.
Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Ashworth writes to Jeremy Heywood demanding to know how former Laura Wyld was appointed to the "politically impartial" post.
The CBI head presents the Labour leader's plans as dangerous Bolshevism. But in an age of market failure, most businesses won't agree with him.
18 Conservatives and 11 Labour MPs voted against the new high speed line. But the real battle will come next spring.
We have an out-of-touch Prime Minister who would rather announce endless reviews and consultations than stand up to the big energy companies.
As the economy accelerates, it will become increasingly difficult for Osborne to defend the 1% cap on public sector pay rises.
"We want to create a society in which the son of a bus driver can go on not only to run but own the bus company."
Imposing capital gains tax on this increasingly resented group will gift the Treasury more easy revenue.
The former Tory chancellor says that the government is "getting nowhere slowly" on reducing tax avoidance by multinationals.
The Peep Show star writes in tomorrow's NS: "if you want to be a nuisance to the people whom you most detest in public life, vote. And vote Labour."
The Labour leader's first major speech since his conference address will coincide with Living Wage Week.
The PM raised his game but he is still struggling to change the subject.
Suspicion falls on Norman Lamont.
The Justice Secretary is pushing ahead without parliamentary approval and without any evidence that his plans will work. Labour will call him to account.
Rather than risking the blame for killing the project, Labour has decided to take the credit for saving it by forcing the government to reduce costs.
Paul Collier's argument that the continent needs a common standing military force that can be deployed against rebellions is a persuasive one.
The Commission warns that the proposed question could lead to misunderstanding as some voters do not know whether the UK is already a member.
It is not sufficient for Conservatives just to focus on reducing green taxes. We need to stop the corporate juggernaut and tax companies' excessive profits.
As Miliband's energy price freeze continues to dominate debate, the party's lead has risen significantly, with a nine-point advantage today.
Cameron's hope is that warnings of a "cost of living crisis" will fade as higher growth translates into higher wages. But Labour remains sceptical.
The Deputy PM's recognition of the success of London Challenge reveals - perhaps unintentionally - the tension between collaborative methods of school improvement and Gove’s market-based reforms.
The new welfare system has been launched in just one new area, Hammersmith, rather than six as planned.