The DUP are on course to have more influence on the politics of mainland Britain than they've ever had, and their manifesto reflects that.
The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.
Plus: why the Lib Dems are paying a teenager to deliver their leaflets.
We need to reach for a more authentic, localised politics, in the wake of the Spad era, rather than just revert to the days of pinstripes and tweed. As the faux warts ‘n’ all allure of Ukip shows, there’s a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
The Labour message in the final days seems to be that if you vote for Miliband you'll get some free stuff. The Conservative counter-offensive is that if you vote Tory, you won't get Miliband's free stuff.
Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive.
These are only people who have been priced out of Clapham and Fulham. No one should feel guilty because everyone in some way is in a sense complicit.
We really need a macro for putting "Seriously?" in the standfirst.
Labour peer urges Clegg to " turn left rather than right" in a hung parliament after Deputy PM hints at second coalition with Tories.
The Tory campaign is putting that party's own principles in the shredder - but if it works, they could shut Labour out for decades.
David Cameron urged his audience to support West Ham - but he supports a different team in similar colours.
The environmental record of this Government is bad enough but another five years doesn’t bear thinking about. If things are going to change, we need a Labour Government.
Don't play by First Past the Post's rules.
The chance has passed to register to vote. Some people will be gutted to have missed it. Some will not have bothered. Some might choose Russell Brand’s decision not to vote to raise their voice. And some people who are bothered will be left with no choice - and no voice.
According to the Telegraph, Ukip are reportedly winning "the Google election". But what other fictional elections could produce a landslide result?
I am lucky, but luck changes. This is why I believe in fighting for our rights.
Sinn Féin won't take their seats at Westminster. So what is their manifesto for? Mainly, it's a dry run for the contests that really matter to the party in 2016.
Good response on the #labourdoorstep? Here's what really happened on the doors this week.
Labour leader accuses Cameron of presiding over the "biggest loss of influence for our country in a generation" through "small-minded isolationism".
Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon are known for their style - but what about the other leaders? Harper's Bazaar editor Justine Picardie explains how shoes mirror views.
Although the spirit of British democracy is in good health, its mechanisms are under threat. The task now is to transform crisis into opportunity.
Whether it’s political fanboys who geek out over polling data or teenage girls photoshopping flower crowns onto Ed Miliband’s head, digital excitement is the new electioneering frontier.
The Internet is awash with vote-matching apps. But who uses them - and which party benefits most?
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Greens win...
The shadow chancellor emphasises growth while the IFS emphasises austerity.
Laura Gozzi talks to Paul Birch, the Bebo founder turned party leader for Cista, the Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol party.
It is incumbent on the serious interviewers to use their time wisely when they have a politician in their studio.
Craig Brown finds rhymes for Guru-Murthy and Rees-Mogg.