A screening of my astonishing expose of disgraced former MP Sir Stuart Bell has been shut down in a local university.
Jonathan Roberts: Why I left Labour and joined the Conservatives (and why other centrists should do so, too)
I was a Labour parliamentary candidate in 2010. But then I found the real party of working people.
They and other similar groups are a minor curiosity in this election, but they are a sign of a culture to the left of Labour in parts of our healthcare system.
Two are ties, and Labour are ahead in three, though well within the margin of error.
Plus: This week’s focus group in Wirral West on McVey, Sturgeon and Trident; and what would the party leaders be like as dinner guests?
The work, a collaboration with Isabel Oakeshott, will be published this autumn. But you can pre-order now.
Among the likely consequences of its Mansion Tax would be a shortfall in revenue – followed by a reduction of the threshold.
Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve been waiting for. We just need to help more people do it.
We will increase the defence budget by more than inflation; not reduce the size of the regular armed forces further, and replace the four existing Vanguard submarines.
The Government has made great strides toward making the NHS truly accountable to patients, but can and must go further still.
Rob Leitch: As a teacher, I’ve seen the progress that’s been made in schools since 2010. Let’s not throw it away.
I have yet to meet a head teacher who would reverse the academy trend, or give up their newly-found independence, particularly their control over staffing and budgets.
Voters may be paying more attention, but they aren’t finding the choice any easier or more palatable.
Joe Baron: Schools should direct boys’ natural aggression and competitiveness, not just accept misbehaviour
Guardianista wisdom is that violence is natural in young men, so there’s nothing you can do. That’s claptrap.
Sturgeon is overplaying her hand. So is Al Murray. Why won’t Cameron let me interview him? The excellent Ruth Davidson. And: My doorstep repartee.
Playing up Nicola Sturgeon to undermine Ed Miliband is a tempting game to play – my enemy’s enemy is my friend – but it is ill-judged, and is playing with fire.