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When did Murdoch last back a loser?
By Jon Bernstein - 27 April 14:06

The media mogul without the midas touch.

The super-rich are still soaring away
By Danny Dorling - 27 April 13:00

It is not sustainable for social inequality to continue to rise at its current rate.

Grayling still misleading the public on violent crime
By George Eaton - 27 April 12:05

Shadow home secretary falsely claims that violent crime is up and then resorts to anecdotes.

Returning to policy: what the experts think
By New Statesman - 27 April 11:10

You want a policy debate? We'll give you a policy debate.

Election 2010 Lookahead: Tuesday 27 April
By Ian K Smith - 27 April 10:13

The who, when and where of the campaign.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 April 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Why you should be very afraid, by George Osborne
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 April 18:42

Election 2010: Guffwatch!

Tory leader heckled in Romsey
By Jon Bernstein - 26 April 17:25

Not a good day for Con-Lib Dem relations.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 April 17:03

The five must-read blogs from today on electoral reform, Gove's schools and crime.

Tory gay support collapses to nine per cent
By George Eaton - 26 April 16:29

Support falls thirty points to nine per cent in wake of Grayling affair and new EU alliance.

Lib Dems caught using fake policeman in election material
By George Eaton - 26 April 15:29

The Lib Dems have been busy at the fancy dress shop again.

Does it matter what our leaders believe?
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 April 15:06

The polite compromise between religion and state has served us well.

The next TV debate: a primer
By Jon Bernstein - 26 April 14:45

The dozen deficit-busting cuts required, according to the FT.

Something from the weekend
By New Statesman - 26 April 13:40

Five blog posts you may have missed.

Labour PPC suspended for obscene online comments
By George Eaton - 26 April 12:48

Has social media claimed its second scalp of the campaign?

The Tories' "decapitation" strategy is likely to backfire
By George Eaton - 26 April 11:27

And why are the Tories so keen to oust Ed Balls if he would trigger a Labour civil war?

Election 2010 Lookahead: Monday 26 April
By Ian K Smith - 26 April 10:05

The who, when and where of the campaign.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 April 9:01

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Back to the 70s? If only
By Neil Clark - 25 April 13:46

Far from being a blighted decade, the 70s marked the height of progressive politics.

New Tory posters want it both ways
By Jon Bernstein - 25 April 10:18

"Let's love bomb the NHS while we bring back the birch."

Comment Plus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 April 10:03

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Election 2010 Lookahead: Sunday 25 April
By Jon Bernstein - 25 April 9:41

The who, when and where of the campaign.

The Lib Dem bubble hasn't burst
By George Eaton - 25 April 0:00

Latest polls put Lib Dems ahead of Labour and show little decline in support.

What is it with Elvis and elections?
By Jon Bernstein - 24 April 17:37

He is always on their minds.

Cameron notes reveal Paxman on his mind
By Jon Bernstein - 24 April 11:54

Photographic evidence.

The more of David Cameron people see, the less they like
By Jon Bernstein - 24 April 11:37

Polling suggests Tory leader's likeability falls every time he's on TV.

Election 2010 Lookahead: Saturday 24 April
By Jon Bernstein - 24 April 9:31

The who, when and where of the campaign.

Iran to enter Jerusalem through Arab neighbourhoods?
By Ian K Smith - 23 April 19:36

The strange fears of the Israeli prime minister.

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