Both teams feel they are facing a tough fight with radically reduced chances of victory. The party which sticks together the most could, in the end, squeak home.
Few chancellors have faced a more challenging policy environment than this one. That doesn't mean Osborne hasn't managed to make a tough job even harder.
Eurosceptic troublemakers have forced David Cameron into a reluctant equivocation which collapses under scrutiny. By refusing to listen to them, they are making him play a terrible political price.
You can't please all of the people all of the time. But that's not stopping David Cameron and Nick Clegg from trying in the coalition's penultimate Queen's Speech.
Could a Ukip surge split the Conservative vote and let Labour in? Or will it simply drag David Cameron and Ed Miliband to the right?
The the Bishop of London's mission was to remove the politics from a political life - and he just about managed it.
Today's coalition politicians simply don't understand Margaret Thatcher's way of doing things. The change has been fundamental: Thatcher would hate today's government because it is based on compromise.
While Lib Dem knives are out against their coalition partners in this year's council elections scrap, Ed Miliband has his sights set on a bigger prize: No 10.
Theresa May was never going to beat Abu Qatada - but government lawyers have an unparalleled inability to accept defeat.
Here's five reasons why your life has got a lot worse since the chancellor stood up this lunchtime.
This Lib-Lab vs Cameron standoff puts the Commons on a knife-edge.
The EDL and groups like it have contributed to the poisoning of the national debates about Islam in Europe.
Prof Cowley was one of the seven members of politics.co.uk's jury of experts which sought to answer the question: which MP is most effective at breaking free of the constraints of the party system? Now the process is complete, he offers his take on the final results, which you can read about more in full here.
Disaster for David Cameron, jubilation for Nigel Farage, relief for Nick Clegg and a warning for Ed Miliband
When it comes to his despatch box performances, Ed Miliband is barely living up to his job title as leader of the opposition.
The context of the Amrtisar massacre is vital when discussing Cameron's decision not to apologise for it.
She's got a degree in race relations and doesn't care about refugees. Meet Maria Hutchings
Imagine living with someone you hate for nearly three years and then being put in a boxing ring with them. The coalition government's unity is about to take a battering in Eastleigh.
Sentencing guidelines allow for anything between four and 36 months for perverting the course of justice. But what kind of a sentence is Chris Huhne likely to receive?
David Cameron has let domestic politics triumph over diplomacy. The closer you look at his EU referendum speech, the more it becomes clear his goal is winning power in 2015.
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