The opposition ranks are close to despair over an apparent lack of direction.
Ed Miliband has said the state needs to change. He also needs to say how.
UKIP won the day, but not because of Europe, a Tory MP may well defect and parliament will be hung after 2015.
MPs just want Cameron to prove he means business (and that the Lib Dems don't).
The Conservatives are caught between advertising their cultural affinity with UKIP and denouncing its members as closet extremists.
A bunch of new appointments and a more aggressive tone indicate that the Tories' campaign for re-election has already started.
The party's plan to integrate health and social care makes sense fiscally and clinically but the politics could be more difficult to navigate.
A leader who has explicitly "turned the page on New Labour" makes many of the same compromises and electoral calculations as the former prime minister and his allies.
Conservatives are winning a cultural campaign to nationalise their political bereavement and it will do them no favours in the end.
Everyone waited for the Labour leader to say something on welfare. He did but (for obvious reasons) no one noticed.
The soap opera saga needed bringing to an end and the thwarted brother's emigration does the job as well as reconciliation.
Even the sceptics accept that Miliband’s stance requires integrity and strength of will.
The Chancellor's gamble remains that the growth will come, that the pain will be followed by gain. But he has been wrong every time so far.
The cross-party deal is a stitch-up but there is no moral authority on Fleet Street to resist it.
The Labour leader's stance won't win him many friends on Fleet Street but no one should believe the press will swing the next election.
The shadow defence secretary quashes speculation: "we’re not a unilateralist party and we’re not about to become a unilateralist party".
When Conservatives, including Cameron, indicate their eagerness to be a little bit more like UKIP, all they do is give Nigel Farage the credit for setting the agenda.
Coalition was meant to be a journey to political maturity and professionalism. But it's amateur hour yet again.
Conservatives struggle to say things that sound like the sort of thing their leader would say.
The "game-changing" pledge may be seen as just another slippery politician's promise.
Continuing his series on the major policy divisions in politics, Rafael Behr tackles the economy.
A half-hearted commitment to renewal would make an easy concession to Lib Dems in future coailtion talks.
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
All parties love the easy, polarising rhetoric of “us” against “them” – but how distinct are their ideas? In a new weekly series, Rafael Behr finds out.
The afternoon's Europe debate is purposely designed to discomfit Labour. But Miliband's high-minded opposition is a risky strategy.
Tory MPs are in no hurry to dismiss the possibility that Downing Street leaked the story to expose a small rebel cell early in its development.
Tory unity will prove shortlived and the Labour leader could execute a relatively painless U-turn on a referendum.
The decision to make the next head of the No.10 Policy Unit a political appointee, rather than a civil servant, shows the PM has listened to complaints from Tory MPs.