Forces are not doing enough to protect the most vulnerable from harm.
If the SNP do hold the balance of power, it will be energy policy where it has the biggest consequences.
The Overton window is the range of policies voters will find acceptable.
If Labour wants to win an election outright ever again, if Labour cares about national renewal, it must work harder to build a common good between workers and business.
The DUP's manifesto reveals what the party will ask for in exchange for its votes.
The Prime Minister is injecting some 11th-hour passion into his campaign. It’s not very convincing.
The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.
Plus: why the Lib Dems are paying a teenager to deliver their leaflets.
We need to reach for a more authentic, localised politics, in the wake of the Spad era, rather than just revert to the days of pinstripes and tweed. As the faux warts ‘n’ all allure of Ukip shows, there’s a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
The Labour message in the final days seems to be that if you vote for Miliband you'll get some free stuff. The Conservative counter-offensive is that if you vote Tory, you won't get Miliband's free stuff.