In their home-town, no one ever talked about anything except wool.
Instead of playing to win, politicians are seeking not to lose.
Plus a call for a parliament so hung it can't make pointless changes.
Having failed to achieve the polling gains they expected, the Conservatives are reliant on a divided left - the SNP and the Greens - to allow them to retain power.
A YouGov poll putting the Yes camp ahead on the eve of the Scotland referendum panicked Westminster into making a series of concessions. Was it a sign that we're paying too much attention to polls?
Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary and Labour’s election strategy, is fighting to hold on to his seat against Mhairi Black.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
"The world you quit / Is staying here, so say goodbye to it."
Charles seems unable to keep his mouth shut on political issues.
Insanity was "a disease of civilisation".
It's easy to get swept up in the thrill of the media and the shiny lights of the debates - but broadcasteres have a serious role to play in the election, too.
The feelings David Bowie aroused will vanish along with the fashion built around him, argued Martin Amis in 1973.
All my antiquarian rage boils at the thought that nobody thought to record Hardy.
Middle aged men are complete emotional wrecks verging on hysteria a lot of the time.
The bistro chip, with its author or workmanlike authenticity, casts a spell of happy, socialist reverie - and autosarcophagy ensues.
A history of sexual assault prevented Martha from seeking an examination from a gynaecologist.
Julian Baggini thinks that eating well is one of the most important ways we live our values. But would he ask a dinner host where she got her chicken?
In a way, football is democratic - your looks don't matter as much as your ability. So why is such a huge part of loving it hating the players?
“Lord, does it hurt?” a disciple asks the agonised Christ on the cross. “Only when I laugh,” He replies.
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