With George Osborne determined to avoid further tax rises, patient charges will be the only way to solve the health funding crisis.
If austerity is wrong and counter-productive when the Tories do it, it will be wrong and counter-productive whoever does it.
Having pledged to stick to Osborne's spending limits, more generous benefits for some will need to be paid for by cuts or tax rises elsewhere.
The party should publish a series of potential fiscal rules for discussion and replace the VAT cut with a stimulus based on growth-raising capital investment.
Miliband says councils could be given the power to fine developers who fail to build on sites with planning permission, or to buy the land back.
Bills to privatise the BBC, restore the death penalty, ban the burqa, leave the EU and introduce Margaret Thatcher Day are among the 40 proposed by Tory MPs.
The UKIP leader, who set up an offshore tax fund on the Isle of Man, told the European parliament that tax avoidance was about "the perception of fairness".
A bad day for UKIP as Farage's tax avoidance is exposed and the party loses its deposit in the Aberdeen Donside by-election.
The strategists, the fixers and the wonks.
After the knighting of Andrew Stunnell, the party now has seven knights and seven women MPs.
From the beginning, the Prime Minister repeatedly failed to show the leadership on tax avoidance and transparency this summit needed.
Without further welfare cuts or tax rises, the next government will have to cut departmental spending 50% faster.
The planned pace of cuts is unachievable. All parties need to talk about tax rises.
Did it really take a choreographed Downing Street tea party to get an extra £1m for the Internet Watch Foundation?
Having previously briefed that Osborne was planning a pre-election give-away of shares, the Tories changed tack after Balls's intervention.
In a rare interview, Salmond declares "the real game hasn’t even started" and reveals that a written Scottish constitution would guarantee every young person the right to a job or training.
After being surprised by Cameron's commitment to banking reform, the Labour leader struggled to regain his poise.
The west must maintain its financial support for culture and cultural diplomacy. If it fails to do so, China’s gain in global influence and trade will be our loss.
The new report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards busts the myth that pay has fallen since the crash.
The education department cannot be expected to oversee more than 3,000 schools. We need local commissioners to act as champions for standards.
Maria Miller refuses to deny that her department will lose some of its responsibilities in the Spending Review.
The one thing proven to improve the conditions and pay of workers across the board is trade unionism. Labour should do more to champion it.
The UK already invests less in higher education than every other OECD member state except Japan.
The Prime Minister's decision to advertise the lavish dinner enjoyed by the leaders is the quickest way of reminding everyone that we're not "all in this together".
The coalition could pledge to means-test benefits from April 2015 and promise to increase them the previous year to ensure no one is left out of pocket.
Stephen Twigg's speech was neither a capitulation to Gove’s agenda nor a ferocious reaction against it.
Putting social relationships, rather than the impersonal state, at the heart of the welfare system offers a route out of the negative debate about ‘scroungers’.
"It does feel as if I have been going around attending various versions of my own funeral". Some highlights from a recent evening with the former foreign secretary at the Danish embassy.
Labour, the Lib Dems, two-thirds of Tory MPs and, now, Boris Johnson are all opposed to arming the rebels. This is an argument Cameron cannot win.
Adding weapons to a civil war will only exacerbate Syria's suffering. The UK must not follow the American lead.