Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
The Tories are in danger of desperately gnawing through the very lifebelt they may need after 7 May. Put that to senior Tories and they acknowledge the problem but feel they can do no other.
Meet Ed Miliband on the road right now and you meet a very ebullient person. He’s more consistently relaxed and confident than close aides can remember.
With the general election just over two weeks away and the result highly unpredictable, Gary Gibbon talks to three of the party leaders.
If he did get back in, what sort of David Cameron would we see? The long gone husky-cuddling eco-warrior won’t make a reappearance presumably.
As the Ukip leader tells it, he saw the light in a bar in 1990, on the day the UK entered the exchange rate mechanism. Since then, his mission has mushroomed into something much bigger.
The main thrust of Mr Cameron’s interview was an attack on the SNP. Andrew Marr said the PM was beginning to sound like an English Nationalist, which went down pretty badly.
Nick Clegg began his manifesto launch with attacks on Ukip and the SNP. Only the Lib Dems could be trusted as a coalition partner, he said.
The Tories wanted to play what they see as their good management card at today’s manifesto launch. But their plans still contain some smoke and mirrors.
Labour proclaims a “fiscal responsibility lock” in its manifesto – but the IFS says his rules are so vague as to give him a lot of wriggle room.