By George Eaton - 21 February 08:39
Ed Balls's emphasis on the long-term benefits of investment in flood defences is an example of how the party could challenge the Tory narrative on public spending.
By George Eaton - 18 February 03:38
Shadow chancellor's comments suggest mood in the party is hardening against an in/out referendum.
By George Eaton - 17 February 08:30
The Deputy PM's warning that he would "absolutely insist" that a new coalition would not "break the bank" suggests that he may push Labour to back an Osborne-style deficit plan.
By George Eaton - 06 February 08:23
Former cabinet ministers Peter Hain and John Healey argue that the party must make an explicit case for investment if it is to counter the Tories' attack lines before the election.
By George Eaton - 05 February 09:51
An increasing number of Labour MPs believe that the party must make an explicit case for borrowing to invest if it is to counter the Tories' attack line of choice.
By Peter Kenway - 30 January 04:41
Provided growth is strong and sustained, Labour will be able to dramatically increase investment while still reducing debt as a proportion of GDP.
By New Statesman - 30 January 11:22
Neither the tax rises proposed by Labour, nor the benefits cuts proposed by the Tories would make a significant dent in the deficit.
By George Eaton - 30 January 08:51
Balls has left himself with room to borrow to invest but the party's fiscal rules mean total spending will be falling for almost every year of the next parliament.
By Rafael Behr - 29 January 10:57
The Labour leader's plans for government can factor in the prospect of having Balls as his chancellor, but in a shrunken empire.
By George Eaton - 28 January 01:31
Despite being repeatedly pressed by Ed Balls at Treasury questions, the Chancellor refuses to comment on whether the Tories want to reduce the top rate from 45 per cent to 40 per cent.