Good deeds don’t always work out that way.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
A new politics?
The SNP has changed the way Scottish people think about politics, something no party has achieved for decades.
‘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.
Yvette Cooper out on the beat.
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Labour and the Lib Dems have clashed over whether crime is going up or down. Which is it?
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.
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Miliband's plans to stop landlords hiking up rents won't fix the housing supply problem.
Miliband has been wooing student voters.
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Labour's Ed Miliband says that advantaged pupils are much more likely to go to university. Is he right?
DUP leader Peter Robinson may be facing a quandary on May 8.
Everyone is assuming that the DUP would do a deal with the Tories after the election if the option arose. Everyone may be wrong.
Nicola Sturgeon unveiling SNP women’s strategy on April 25.
The main parties are still a long way from getting full marks when it comes to tackling women's financial disadvantages.
‘Stone, scissors, paper.’
Ruling out a Labour arrangement with the Scottish nationalists will matter little after the election.
Your name’s not down.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
Nicola Sturgeon unveiling the SNP manifesto on April 20.
Not much of the SNP manifesto would make Labour choke, and some rougher areas just got smoother.
Nicola Sturgeon unveils the SNP election manifesto.
People forget that the SNP backed a minority Labour government in 1976-79 and was undermined by a rogue MP contingent. Nicola Sturgeon may soon have to face the same problem.
It’s four-wheel-drive or no deal, guys.
Miliband is resisting, but he may need the SNP. Here's what could be on Nicola Sturgeon's wish list.
Chinese workers are often aided by NGOs and usually receive little to no help from the main Chinese trade union.
The growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising against incredible odds.
All in this together.
Recent polls have put Labour and the Conservatives in what seems to be an unshakable dead heat. The latest Ashcroft poll puts them both on 33%. This takes the parties back to exactly where they were in…
Ed also uses his as a doorstop.
With the polls showing the Conservatives and Labour firmly stuck in neck-and-neck position, they are playing on multiple chessboards in a desperate scramble for votes. Their latest move has been to publish…
The PM chose Glasgow to unveil the Scottish Tory manifesto.
The SNP are the only major party that is yet to show its manifesto hand. Here's why it's probably not worth changing your plans to read it.
The nats are coming, nae need tae fret.
The Tories have been making great hay out of fears that the Scottish nationalists could cause havoc after the election. Here are three reasons why it's not worth worrying about.
A paper-thin victory may be the best these two can hope for.
With parliament closed, the election campaign is now in full swing and it looks increasingly unlikely that either will win outright. A recent meeting of election forecasters concluded that the UK is heading…