Last week, we received a large postbag from readers objecting to Dan Hodges’s magazine column on “centre-ground” politics. Here he replies.
Neither Cameron nor Miliband seems serious about finding reasons why anyone with an existing inclination to one side should actually consider switching to the other.
The PM variously dismissed the policy as "a gimmick", as "left-wing" and "socialist" and as unnecessary when he is taking action: he needs to settle on an attack line.
The news of who's up and who's down as David Cameron and Ed Miliband refresh their teams.
If Cameron was referring to an economy that takes apart the assumptions and bad habits which led to the problems of the past, that might be seen as a sign of progress.
The party that triumphs in 2015 will be that which seeks to address its weaknesses, rather than merely playing to its strengths.
Cameron and Osborne should be wary of defining socialism so broadly as to encompass any political resentment of a complacent corporate status quo.
The PM dismissed Miliband's ideas as a mixture of cheap gimmickry and dangerous socialism. But with the market failing to deliver for the majority, the voters may not.
At a time when millions of people are facing a cost of living crisis we should be helping all families and not just some.
Including, only a third of married couples will actually gain, it discriminates against single parents and it reduces work incentives.