The Chancellor can cite the country's fate as a permanent justification for cuts. But he shouldn't overreach.
The No side's lead has narrowed since the bank closures on Monday.
For environmental and economic reasons, a third runway at Heathrow is simply the wrong approach, says Sadiq Khan.
David Cameron's silly solution to an imagined problem will only cause trouble - and many Conservative MPs agree, says Nigel Dodds.
From the Middle Ages to the modern day: co-operativism works.
Labour's acting leader declared: "He's in a holding pattern above Heathrow and Boris won't let him land".
Labour can either try and win an election, or host a pretty convivial set of party conferences and left-leaning summits over the next five years, says Richard Carr.
Staff levels in the NHS are at a danger point, and the government is in denial, warns Benedict Cooper.
A new survey of Conservative councillors lists Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint as the candidates they most fear - but a survey of their Labour counterparts show the two going down to heavy defeats.
Alexis Tsipras has conceded to all but minor aspects of Greece's creditors, but Berlin says it won't negotiate until after the referendum.
Europe's great powers won't be satisfied until they break Syriza, and stop an anti-austerity movement spreading across the continent.
Chris Leslie says that he believes the issue has "moved off the agenda" in contrast to Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.
The Davies Report into airport expansion has opted for a third runway at Heathrow - triggering a split at the top of the Tory party.
25 parliamentary candidates from across the country have endorsed Liz Kendall's bid for the Labour leadership.
No-one in the Labour party thinks that "one more heave" is enough. No-one thinks the party doesn't need to change. The question is: how much change?
The election victory is an opportunity to speak not just to those voters who re-elected the Tories, but to those who stuck with Labour, says Daniel Kawczynski.
Recent days show that the establishment's fracking mania can be stopped by well-organised, well-meaning people, says Guy Shrubsole.
Yvette Cooper makes great play of David Cameron's "woman problem", but it's Labour's "man problem" she should be worried about.
Last month’s defeat for the Liberal Democrats was bad, but their defeat in last year’s European elections was even worse. One year on, Catherine Bearder is struggling with her role as the lone voice of British liberalism in Europe.
Zac Goldsmith is a formidable opponent who can only be defeated if Labour picks the right candidate, says Kate Hoey.
On 7 July 2005, London was attacked by terrorists. Tessa Jowell's memorial lecture is below.
The PM declared that "we must be more intolerant of intolerance" and confirmed that the government would not accept any of the 40,000 refugees in Italy and Greece.
Ed Miliband leaves the party's left flank in ruder health than it has been for decades.
Just 24 per cent of people voted Tory. Just 21 per cent backed Labour. Why aren't we more worried, asks James Elder.
Makes you proud to be British.
The anti-austerity march left many people grappling with feelings of deja vu - but it doesn't have to be that way, says Michael Chessum.
Rather than cutting the top rate, the Conservatives would be wise to reduce the burden on the poorest fifth.
All four Labour leadership candidates have vowed to maintain all-women shortlists.
The same words with a different accent or gender will lead to the same result, warns Labour MP John Woodcock.
Passengers deserve better than ministers who are happy to be photographed next to new trains but then withhold the truth from the public.