In a first of a series following the mayoral runners and riders on the campaign trail in London, Stephen Bush talks to David Lammy about Stuart Hall, housing, immigration and growing up poor.
The glee with which the Conservatives have greeted the letter from 100 business chiefs risks reinforcing the impression of them as the political wing of the City of London.
Elections are as much about competence as conviction - Labour should have made more hay with the Coalition's many gaffes.
Ed Balls believes a tough message is essential but Chuka Umunna and Sadiq Khan are warier.
Labour's best hope of turning the SNP tide is to focus on the Conservatives.
Not everyone is unhappy about Labour's anti-immigration mugs. Ukip are very, very happy.
The Labour leader fears that being explicit would reinforce his party's profligate reputation.
Former Labour leadership challenger says bloc of 30-40 left-wing MPs would force party to end austerity if it won.
The Labour leader reprised the positive message of his 2013 conference speech: "Britain can do better than this" as he launched his party's general election campaign.
The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest position to become prime minister.