New research suggests we are defined by the political events we experience between 14 and 24. But they may only shape us so much – voters appear to drift to the right over time.
Despite the media assault on Miliband and the strengthening economic recovery, the party is seven points ahead.
After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.
Answers on a postcard if you know what he's talking about.
This recovery runs to a traditional Conservative narrative - harsh medicine applied by a single-minded Chancellor.
The Chancellor is right that people don't demand ideological consistency but they do like politicians to believe in something.
The Conservative Party may be trying to destroy every one of its press releases and political speeches from the web, but there are things that can't be so easily deleted from our collective memories. Alas.
Andrew Mitchell talks to Jemima Khan about the NHS, nicknames, and what life would be like if his preferred candidate had beaten David Cameron to the Tory leadership.
The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.
David Cameron didn't get his way with Syria. It may seem counterintuitive, but this won't reflect badly on him.