This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
UKIP volleys, SNP follies and a dip in Lord Ashcroft's reputation.
Bolsheviks in Devonshire.
Historians Jo Guldi and David Armitage have created a powerful, ambitious rebuttal to "the spectre of the short term".
The only certainty about this year's election is that it will break all previous betting records. So who should you be placing your money on?
The Democratic Unionist Party's request to participate in the BBC's seven-way panel has been rejected.
As the party has shed votes to the SNP and the Greens, the Tories have emerged in front merely by standing still.
Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.
Whispers of our nuclear deterrent relocating from Scotland to Wales could be a clever move by the Tories.
With one tiny hitch...
The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session.
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