Labour will be relieved that Corbyn's encounter with Andrew Neil was less painful than Theresa May's.
The youngest-ever shadow education secretary takes a more pragmatic stance than other Jeremy Corbyn backers and is increasingly spoken of as a future Labour leader.
Theresa May has smartly borrowed popular policies that Ed Miliband was not trusted to implement.
The Prime Minister is more sceptical of the market and less hostile towards the state.
The Conservatives' pledges on social care are genuinely redistributive - but they may struggle in the Commons.
Whatever the outcome of the general election on 8 June, the next government will no longer treat the state as an illegitimate actor.
The former chancellor says in an Evening Standard editorial that no senior cabinet ministers back the net migration target - and he's right.
The Prime Minister's answers confirmed that all is not well between No.10 and No.11.
This 10.52" hornbeam wand with a dragon heartstring core has Theresa May written all over it!
The party's policies would be regarded as mainstream in most European countries.
For many employees these will be rights in name only.
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