The inclusion of the party would help to split the left-wing vote and harm Labour and the Lib Dems.
Transforming the right's standing among ethnic groups requires a longer march than is available in the final year of this Parliament.
In Westminster, it is seats that count. And Miliband's party is still best-placed to win the most.
Labour has a 16-point lead over the Tories, with the Lib Dems in fifth place behind Ukip and the Greens.
The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention.
Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government.
If Farage chooses to stand, his party could have a genuine chance of winning a Westminster seat for the first time.
Cameron won't repeat Romney's gaffes and enjoys the advantage of incumbency.
The DWP's own study found that forcing claimants to do community work or attend daily jobcentre meetings made almost no difference to employment levels.
After voting against a cap as recently as January, the Chancellor has taken fright.