The world of select committees beckons for once-rising-stars.
Germany and Sweden have both recently been governered by parties that finished second.
What happens when you run the main political parties' 2015 manifestos through a politics simulation game?
Whether it is the attacks on migrants crossing the Mediterranean or questions about Nick Clegg's heritage, our national debate on immigration has taken a nasty turn.
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Shadow chancellor says Leader of the House would "talk to all parties" but rejects negotiations on the Budget and defence.
We cannot, therefore, continue to bury our heads in the sand, nor can we hide behind talk of a more comprehensive EU strategy. The simple fact is, unless more boats are sent out to patrol the region and rescue people, more innocent lives, including those of children, will be lost in the days and weeks to come.
The SNP combine electoral hegemony with political weakness, and their manifesto reflects that.
No one's talking about deals with the Lib Dems, because there's nothing in their manifesto to scare the Tory or Labour horses.
In 2012, Ed Miliband said it wasn’t “for politicians to lecture people about morality”; he was right. Notwithstanding some politicians’ moral convictions, society cannot agree a moral standard for tax.
The latest developments to the Universal Credit will hit working parents hard, while doing little to tackle the real problem.
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