If the Lib Dems ever want to be a major force in British politics again, they need to completely reinvent themselves and embrace their liberal instincts.
A report conducted by the Fabian Society and Centre Forum has found significant policy areas that the parties could work together on.
The situations in Scotland and Northern Ireland are different, but in some senses there are a few emerging parallels.
Nigel Farage promised that Ukip would mount a positive and clean general election campaign, only to call Rotherham’s Labour MP a “disgraceful woman” after she accused him of rubber-necking at child abuse victims.
Tony Blair has moved to end talk of a rift with Ed Miliband as he pledged to offer whatever support the Labour leader wants in the runup to the 7 May election.
Ed Miliband has still not convinced enough voters that he is a prime minister in waiting, but he is not short of top quality advice on how to perform like one.
Despite a barrage of criticism from business leaders over recent days, Labour has extended its narrow lead over the Conservatives to 2 points, according to the latest Opinium/Observer poll.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has dismissed William Hague’s plans for English laws for English people, and committed to vote on English-only issues at “each and every opportunity” when Scotland’s interests are affected.
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said the past week has been dreadful for Labour, and that Ken Livingstone should apologise for the hurt caused by his remarks linking Hitler and Zionism.
Ken Livingstone has refused to apologise to the Jewish community for insensitive comments linking Zionism to Adolf Hitler, claiming the crisis at the centre of the Labour party was caused by “embittered old Blairite MPs” and is “not about antisemitism”.
Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative London mayoral candidate, has denied that attempts to link his Labour opponent, Sadiq Khan, to the antisemitism row surrounding former mayor Ken Livingstone amount to “dog-whistle politics”.