Hidden in the Conservative manifesto are a series of measures that would tilt the field in their favour.
The local election results show how Theresa May has elevated voting Tory into a patriotic duty.
For some former Labour and Lib Dem supporters, Ukip has been a "gateway drug" to voting Tory. But, as last night's election results show, others have gone straight for the hard stuff.
Neither party can expect to make any gains at the general election.
By donning Nigel Farage's clothes, Theresa May has managed to take his votes, and with them, the key to Downing Street.
The results as they happen – live!
History suggests that Labour will do worse in the general election than it will in today's local elections.
MPs have proved ineffective against the tides of globalisation and post-industrialisation.
Campaigns don't really matter, and the Liberal Democrats will do better than the polls suggest.
Unless progressives save as many Labour MPs as possible, the hard left could still be influential after an election defeat.
Mayoral favourite Andy Burnham has pledged 15 per cent of his mayoral salary to end rough sleeping.
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