McDonnell senses a chink in the Tories' armour.
Spoiler alert: it didn't.
Far from spiralling out of control, the increase in expenditure on tax credits is entirely expected, explains Declan Gaffney.
Labour's plan is not about harking back to the past, but providing the best service for the future, says Jonathan Reynolds.
The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.
Rather than fiddling at the margins, the government should just reverse its tax cuts for the wealthy.
Robin Brown meets the people and the politicians caught up in the collapse of Redcar's steel industry.
So much for being a compassionate Conservative.
The private rented sector needs more and better regulation - soon.
In 1975, Harold Wilson faced a supportive media and a Europe on the up. David Cameron's challenge is far greater.
Cleaners at the Foreign Office are facing disciplinary action after writing a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammnd, asking for a payrise.
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