Conservatives are desperate for Ukip to falter but they may be underestimating the stubborness of the anti-politics vote.
The Prime Minister radiates the Westminster elitism of which Farage offers himself as the scourge.
Nick Clegg stress-tested the case for Britain's EU membership in his debates with Nigel Farage and it failed.
The Tories blew their chance to be trusted on health and Labour doesn't want to talk about where the money will come from.
Labour MPs fear going into battle without defences against predictable Tory onslaughts.
Audiences called the debate for Ukip but the Lib Dems are happy to have established their leader as the man who dares defend Britain's EU membership.
Miliband’s reliance on Ukip taking votes from the Tories puts the opposition in an uncomfortable moral position.
The Budget has revealed how vulnerable Labour is to the charge that it doesn't really trust voters to manage their affairs.
On the Labour side there is relief and a sprinkling of surprise that Tory popularity isn’t rising in sync with GDP.
The Chancellor wants to sound as if he has stuck to a plan. But he's made it up as he goes along, which is why Labour attacks miss their target.
Europe is half of the problem. Council seats being contested were last filled in 2010, when support for Tories and Lib Dems was highest.
There are far more people who don’t vote Ukip than do, including many who despise pub-bore nationalism.
The very fact that the Labour leader feels secure enough to affront Eurosceptics suggests he believes No.10 is within reach.
An interview with the shadow Northern Ireland minister.
Conservative MPs' anguish flows from their knowledge that Cameron is both the best candidate and not good enough to deliver outright victory.
There isn’t much point expecting a more sophisticated account of Britain’s role in the world from the Prime Minister.
Germany is Britain's ally in reforming the EU, but that's no use to Tories who say “reform” and mean exit.
Miliband doesn't want to make a pledge that raises more questions than it answers.
The Prime Minister can see the strategic as well as the economic logic that keeps Britain in Europe.
There is no guarantee that fair distribution of opportunity will even be a factor in the election.
The Labour leader's combative words on climate change fit a pattern of well-calculated risk
Under pressure from party moderates, bullied by the Tory right, the Prime Minister seems caught in a trap of his own making.
When inspiration fails, brute organisational force can still carry Labour over the line.
Labour has learned lessons from the Lib Dem campaign in Eastleigh last year.
The Labour leader is, after much hesitation, ready to contemplate the problem of running public services in austere times.
The Labour leader's plans for government can factor in the prospect of having Balls as his chancellor, but in a shrunken empire.
The repetitive and needlessly venomous exchanges over the 50p rate distract from the long-term question of how we should pay for the services that we value in an era of austerity.
Labour can be right about the economics of the cost of living crisis and still lose the argument in 2015.
Everyone in Westminster knows that the nation’s creaking infrastructure needs an upgrade but Cameron’s “global race” and Miliband’s “new economy” must be depicted as ideological antitheses.