The age-old bid for a unified Ireland is now wearing utilitarian clothes.
The Tories’ decision to break from their narrow and negative script was the right one. But to many their words will sound empty.
The party’s programme aims to reduce inequality through “big reform”, not “big spending”. The defining question is whether it would work.
The Labour party is launching its manifesto today, which includes a focus on family finances.
The Labour MP and former cabinet minister calls for his party to be “robust” on immigration, “radical” on education, and asks if doorknocking “actually wins votes”.
The party is seeking to “neutralise a negative” with its ‘Budget Responsibility Lock’.
The Tories are seen as the party of a privileged few - and a tax cut that benefits just 11.6 per cent of the population won't change that.
The party believes its economic reputation is strong enough for voters to give them the benefit of the doubt as they promise more money for the NHS and huge tax cuts.
With crime at record lows, it's easy to forget those people who are still the victims of crime. Under Labour, that will never happen.
Is Labour's election campaign building itself a springboard, or a cage?
The young and the poor are increasingly turning away from democratic politics, incentivising politicians to focus on the rich and the old.
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