The party’s prospects are in question if it fails to win over the “Brexit capital” in Thursday's by-election.
The director general of the BCC is urging politicians to call an EU referendum next year.
An analysis by NIESR finds the party's less aggressive deficit reduction programme would boost growth.
The Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has criticised the Chancellor's election bribe more honestly than Labour has.
Last week, the Green MP Caroline Lucas called the Citizens' Income policy a "longer-term aspiration", but the party's deputy leaders insist it will be on their 2015 programme for government.
This week, MEPs will vote on proposals for the mandatory country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods – a vital measure for food safety and consumer choice.
Ukip's most senior woman, and third most senior in the party, speaks about writing the manifesto, Ukip's women problem, and why London has not accepted her party.
The National Housing Federation chief executive on politicians missing the urgency to build more homes, his solutions to the housing crisis, and why it's "rubbish" that there's not enough space.
Ed Miliband's latest pledge on paternity leave will be popular with parents and families – and could exacerbate the Tories' lack of appeal to women voters.
Nigel Dodds says he "can do business" with Ed Miliband and praises his responsible capitalism agenda.
The Conservatives are more focused on winning back traditional supporters than attracting new ones.
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