"We will all move forward together. Never giving in to terror. And never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart."
In a first of a series following the mayoral runners and riders on the campaign trail in London, Stephen Bush talks to David Lammy about Stuart Hall, housing, immigration and growing up poor.
It's not just Nick Clegg who is in jeopardy. His negotiating team could be knocked out before the coalition talks even begin.
The election debate will be dominated by business leaders, bond markets, the Health Service and the public finances. The poor have been written out of the script.
Both Vince Cable and Tim Farron are notably frosty towards the prospect of another partnership with the Tories.
The glee with which the Conservatives have greeted the letter from 100 business chiefs risks reinforcing the impression of them as the political wing of the City of London.
Greg Dyke, David Cameron and Ed Milband are united in blaming migrants for our troubles. But stopping immigration will do nothing for the England football team - and even less for England.
Elections are as much about competence as conviction - Labour should have made more hay with the Coalition's many gaffes.
The latest attack on Labour by business may be dismissed as "man bites dog", but it could do damage to the party, albeit indirectly.
Labour's refusal to even consider a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union is a betrayal of its history and an embarrasment to its radical tradition.
The grand high Lord of polling will stop being a peer with immediate effect.
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