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CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 May 9:03

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

Election 2010 Lookahead: Wednesday 5 May
By Jennifer Thompson - 05 May 8:54

The who, when and where of the campaign.

Tory lead cut to just 5 points in new YouGov poll
By George Eaton - 04 May 21:16

Tories just 5 points ahead of Labour as Lib Dems drop 4 points to 24 per cent.

In this week’s New Statesman: Brown’s last stand
By George Eaton - 04 May 17:47

Gordon Brown interview | Ed Balls: I’m no tribalist | John Pilger: Parties of war.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 May 17:02

The five must-read blogs from today, on tactical voting, a Cameron minority government and Alistair

How many seats does Cameron really need to govern?
By George Eaton - 04 May 14:53

Answer: not as many as you think.

Forget policy, watch the weather
By Sunny Hundal - 04 May 14:07

Four alternative factors that could decide the election.

Can’t the Tories afford a proof reader?
By George Eaton - 04 May 13:39

Tory literacy standards continue to fall.

Philippa Stroud: where is the media outrage?
By Samira Shackle - 04 May 13:35

The Observer reported on Sunday that a Tory PPC ran a church that tried to “cure” homosexuals. Why h

Labour PPC attacks Brown as “worst prime minister we’ve had”
By George Eaton - 04 May 11:46

Wouldn’t it have hurt more if he’d just said “worse than Thatcher”?

Election 2010 Lookahead: Tuesday 4 May
By Jennifer Thompson - 04 May 9:16

The who, when and where of the campaign.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 May 9:00

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

Strenuous liberty
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 03 May 23:55

Party leaders come face to face with participatory democracy.

Will the moment for change pass us by?
By Samira Shackle - 03 May 17:12

A demonstration planned for Westminster this Saturday aims to put pressure on the politicians as the

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 May 17:04

The five must-read blogs from today, on Swedish schools, tactical voting and "Conservapedia".

Mandelson begins to spin his way out of defeat
By George Eaton - 03 May 16:35

The Business Secretary suggests making Cameron PM would be a kind of victory for New Labour.

All hail the Lib Dem flash mob!
By Sophie Elmhirst - 03 May 13:34

Election 2010: Guffwatch!

Tory leaflet accuses government of committing a “saga of atrocities”
By George Eaton - 03 May 12:57

Conservatives forced to withdraw opportunistic leaflet targeted at Muslim voters.

Pro-Cameron Times changes headline to suit the Tories
By George Eaton - 03 May 10:26

Headline declaring: “Cameron risks backlash with early talk of victory” is scrapped.

Election 2010 Lookahead: Monday 3 May
By Jon Bernstein - 03 May 9:21

The who, when and where of the campaign.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 May 9:03

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

The picture that will be in tomorrow’s newspapers
By Jon Bernstein - 02 May 17:14

Samantha and David Cameron take a stroll.

Why is the postman trying to force BNP leaflets on me?
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 May 14:12

Hateful literature thrust upon me in my own doorway.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 May 9:54

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Times Square car bomb scare: in pictures
By New Statesman - 02 May 9:53

New York police defuse device.

Election 2010 Lookahead: Sunday 2 May
By Jon Bernstein - 02 May 9:26

The who, when and where of the campaign.

Tory support rises as Lib Dems fall back in new polls
By George Eaton - 01 May 20:59

Conservative lead back up to 10 points in latest ComRes poll.

Gordon Brown v the Heckler
By Jon Bernstein - 01 May 17:14

Four days after Bigotgate, another encounter with an “ordinary” voter.

Top 10 Twitter #leadersdebate topics
By Jon Bernstein - 01 May 16:13

Economy, immigration and a 65-year-old woman.

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