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.
Errant MPs herded into a ragged line by Lynton Crosby; paltry growth that is just better than nothing and Labour disarray.
The number of people who received emergency food aid rose to 346,992 in 2012-13, up from 128,697 the previous year.
A new survey shows that just one per cent of Romanians and four per cent of Bulgarians have begun to look for work in the UK and most will only migrate with a firm offer.
After repeated assaults on civil liberties by the coalition, the party's grass roots are angry, worried and very distrustful.
The revelation from Peter Mandelson that Thatcher told him the Irish are "all liars" is of a piece with her attitude to Northern Ireland and Irish affairs.
On almost every measure, the number of social media supporters is now significantly greater than the number of formal party members.
By sabotaging reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Conservative MEPs have shown that they can't be relied upon to champion British interests in Europe.