It’s a game with high stakes.
We've heard all about building houses and help for first time buyers, but when it comes to housing, the whole economy's at stake.
Get your rose-tinted spectacles out.
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Some small victories aside, neither party comes out shining.
‘Best job in the world’
Labour's Scottish position could not be any more grim. Here are some suggestions for the long road back to contention.
Visionary? Not any more.
The Liberal Democrats' 2015 campaign has ditched ideology and emphasised concrete policy plans – not a good move when they're struggling to be heard.
The sun never sets on the British electorate.
The millions of Britons living abroad have a lot to gain or lose from this election. But will they bother to vote?
Hanging on his every word.
Research suggests young people are engaged in politics, they just don't like the politicians.
Youth votes could make a big difference, if they make it to the box.
Young people could change the outcome in anywhere between 11 and 41 constituencies.
Does this book still exist after Manchester’s clearout?
We've lost a lot of libraries and a lot of books since 2010. The UK can't face any more cuts.
Jim Murphy in a spin.
Labour leader Jim Murphy is raising concerns that a big victory for Nicola Sturgeon will mean another referendum. Here's why they're wide of the mark.
‘Sorry guv, can’t be done.’
Each of the main parties' pledges on housing are short of what is required. But regardless, they can't be done.
Nick Clegg’s manifesto is unlikely to make waves on tax.
The Liberal Democrats' tax plans are unlikely to make much of a difference.
Lib Dems keep sport on the sidelines.
Lib Dems want to "build a healthier society", but hardly address physical activity.
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Miliband's plans to stop landlords hiking up rents won't fix the housing supply problem.
Tell us what you really think.
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Surprise! Almost everyone supports gay marriage (even UKIP voters).
Night comes to the estuary.
UKIP is on the march in the Thames estuary – in a seat that hardly resembles its stereotypical territory at all.
Tax trouble in store?
Even with something far short of independence, international tax rules could cause major problems between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Chutzpah in action.
The latest GDP figures for the UK economy are cause for concern. This is bad news for the Conservatives who are campaigning on their economic record.
A far cry from the UK.
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New research on Norway shows how political integration with the EU has economic benefits too.
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard leads the charge for Labour.
There are two types of election campaign; one consists of leader debates, speeches by politicians, press releases and photo opportunities organised by the national parties, together with media interviews…
The coalition has embraced African issues.
Governments come and go, but Britain's Africa policy has long been a beacon of continuity.