Swing when you’re winning
By Mike Smithson - 11 March 7:08

David Cameron and his party look short of the seats they need for a majority.

What if... There had been a 2007 election
By Dominic Sandbrook - 11 March 7:08

After winning a 21-seat majority, Brown invited the Lib Dems to join a centre-left coalition.

The “people like us” party
By George Eaton - 11 March 7:08

The post-election outlook for Labour's left isn't a promising one.

Paying the price for Ashcroft’s millions
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 March 7:08

Lord Paul has been described as the "Labour Ashcroft", yet the differences between them are stark.

Seeing Gordon’s best bits
By Mark Watson - 11 March 7:08

The Cameron-Brown-Clegg showdowns can't come soon enough. I'll probably buy the DVD box set.

Leader: Bungling over James Bulger
By Staff blogger - 11 March 7:08

The government is right not to reveal the reason why Jon Venables, one of the killers of the toddler James Bulger in Merseyside in 1993, has been returned to prison.

Leader: Labour is back on track with its high-speed rail promise
By Staff blogger - 11 March 7:08

Andrew Adonis's ambitious high-speed rail project proves that there are still good ideas coming from

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 11 March 7:08

Foot notes

Stick to Countdown, for God’s sake Carol
By Gideon Donald - 11 March 7:08

Another day, another shambles. And I'm lying low when who should, to use a Rawnsleyism, sashay into my office but Carol Vorderman.

Inside “Next Labour”
By James Macintyre - 11 March 7:08

Douglas Alexander and Ed Miliband are not only spearheading Labour’s election campaign, but leading

"God bless the Muslims. They'll need it when they're burning in effing hell."
By Daniel Trilling - 05 March 16:25

The English Defence League marches on parliament.

Boy 'Band and his groupies
By Kevin Maguire - 05 March 11:39

Big brother must be green with envy at Miliband Jr's popularity. Ed, the Climate Secretary, is now so hot that fans give him the full pop-star treatment.

Campaign Cameron gets Miked up
By Gideon Donald - 04 March 7:08

"Let me assure you, we will be watching you very closely," said Gove to one of those faceless females who are drafted in to present Newsnight at the last minute, when it becomes obvious that Paxo has ordered a second

Why Slasher Osborne scares me
By David Blanchflower - 04 March 7:08

The shadow chancellor still has no credible plan to raise growth or lower unemployment.

Back in the race

Could Labour seize a surprise election victory? Cabinet ministers and pollsters reveal how the party

“I told David Cameron’s man to get lost”
By Mark Seddon - 04 March 7:08

Derek Simpson, Britain’s most powerful trade union leader, says that the unions shouldn’t talk to th

The zombies of Westminster
By Rafael Behr - 04 March 7:08

Cameron's team sees itself as the good guys but, viewed from the outside, the whole system is decomp

Leader: Mr Cameron, you’re no Barack Obama
By Staff blogger - 04 March 7:08

The Tories may have appropriated Barack Obama's "vote for change" slogan but they remain the party o

Don’t be so down on Brown
By Norman Lamont - 01 March 11:36

Gordon's not a Gorgon
I am not surprised that Gordon Brown has got a boost in the polls after his Piers Morgan interview. I thought he did himself a lot of good.

Tandrew Rawnsley’s 24-carat party people
By Gideon Donald - 01 March 8:01

"Did you fall asleep on the sunbed or is this new look intentional?" I asked, looking up from my copy of the less-for-the-same Observer.

The Iron Lady’s lethal legacy
By John Burnside - 01 March 7:55

Corby was once a thriving town, but then a Tory government set about “deindustrialising” the steel r

Poor relations
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 01 March 7:55

The former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith talks about his “Damascene” conversion and how the “sharp b

Tory traits and the Guardian’s woes
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 16:08

Here are three arguments for voting Tory in the forthcoming election. First, a hung parliament might spook the markets, causing a run on the pound and a refusal to buy UK government bonds.

The Pinch: How the Baby Boomers Took their Children's Future - and Why They Should Give it Back
By Jenni Russell - 26 February 10:31

In the mid-1980s, when I was working for the BBC and buying my first flat in London, it seemed that my generation was having a much harder time of it than the cohort just ahead of us.

The gospel according to Dave
By Simon Heffer - 26 February 10:30

The party knows what it wants – grammar schools, immigration controls, spending cuts. But does the l

The new feudalism
By George Walden - 26 February 10:25

The Poundbury Toryism of Zac Goldsmith and his posh pals is ripe for caricature, writes George Walde

The NS Interview: Boris Johnson
By Jon Bernstein - 26 February 9:33

“This recession wasn’t caused by unions, it was bankers”

Boy George and the wily Fox
By Kevin Maguire - 26 February 9:12

George Osborne and Liam Fox are once more a happy couple of neocons after a Tory kiss-and-make-up to rival that of John and Toni Terry.

Boris's housing policy fails the poor
By Ken Livingstone - 25 February 15:12

The Mayor's housing policies only perpeturate London's wealth and class divisions.