Miliband faced attacks from the left during the debate.
Nicola Sturgeon is seen to have done well in the debate between the Magnificent Seven leaders that was screened live to the nation on April 2. That poses a problem for Ed Miliband. His party is now at…
The SNP and Plaid leaders worked together to show up the pack.
It nearly didn’t happen, but for the first time ever, the British public has heard from seven party leaders in one TV debate. And for the first time ever, Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon…
Are you ready Eddie?
Head to Scotland, be nice to Cameron and don't mention Farage.
Walk, don’t run, Ed.
After more than six months of unofficial campaigning, the three biggest parties have left the starting blocks in the race to Number 10. The first exchanges showed that David Cameron and Ed Miliband were…
Miliband appealed to spooked businesses with a warning about the EU.
Opening his campaign, Miliband warned an EU referendum would be bad for business. But not holding one could have serious consequences too.
Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.
Entertaining? Hell yes!
There's not much to be gained for major party leaders, but small parties have all to play for.
Sorry Ed, Paxman was the real star of the show.
Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Jeremy Paxman might be a bully, but his confrontational style makes for a great show.
The Labour leader defied expectations with a little sass.
Given that his personal ratings have been so low, and behind those of the Labour party in general, the only way was up for Ed Miliband in his first major TV appearance of the election campaign. The Conservatives…
David Cameron faces a grilling from Paxman.
In their first TV appearance of the election campaign, both party leaders took tough questions from Jeremy Paxman.
Bacon sandwich-related gaming by The Sun.
This week, news outlets start taking sides ahead of the election, and social media brings out our cynical side.
Feels a bit too conservative, dear.
The stage seemed set for a Conservative surge, but Britain's changing policy mood got in the way.
Paying for higher education: not as hot a potato as you might have thought.
The SNP do it differently and it killed the Lib Dems - supposedly. But when it comes to paying for higher education, the public has fewer qualms.
‘I’m busy that day anyway, chaps, so don’t worry about ole Nick’.
The debate shambles has reached its climax and guess who drew the short straw.
Labour appears to have more informal support options than the Conservatives.
There may not be much to smile about after May 7.
Ed Miliband may be tempted to emulate Scotland's minority government of 2007 to 2011. Here's why it would be a big mistake.
Before it all went horribly wrong.
Miliband faces a dominant media narrative in which he will always be the loser.
Nicola Sturgeon at the London School of Economics on March 16
The Westminster parties should take Nicola Sturgeon's comments about UK-wide social justice and the value of minority government at their word.
Broadcasters have threatened to ‘empty chair’ David Cameron.
Pedro Moura Pinheiro
Common sense tells us that an election debate comes with dangers for the incumbent, but that's no excuse not to participate.
Look Sam, no mention of UKIP at all.
A look at column inches shows coverage plays into Conservative hands.
Far from “running scared”, Cameron knows where he stands.
Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
When it comes to the leaders' debates, Cameron is doing the same as prime ministers past.