If the NHS really is a national treasure then let's treasure it and that means treasuring and supporting those who are its lifeblood, not merely focusing on its relationship with the Treasury.
Given the positive reaction both Chelsea and West Ham fans have had to their clubs' support of the living wage, it's hard to understand why this is such a battle. A survey for the GMB union found that 84% of football supporters want Premier League and Football League clubs to pay their staff a wage they can live on. It's the right thing to do, and the goodwill that paying the living wage would create would be huge. Making sure people are paid a decent wage is not just the right thing to do, it's good for working families, it's good for business and it's good for the economy.
Pink, it seems, really is a women's issue. It doesn't matter whether you are a woman of colour, a woman of means, a single mother, a 16 year old girl, a lesbian - if you want to be taken seriously, you can't be pink. 'Being pink' is about more than just wearing pink; it's about displaying any indicator of the particular brand of femininity that pink represents...
The regeneration of Battersea's once-industrial riverfront is an opportunity to create vibrant, integrated communities. We can improve public access along the riverfront Thames Path, create jobs with bustling riverside cafés, restaurants and a cultural scene - and build homes that local people can afford to rent or buy.
Over the past five years the business community has, with the help of subtle assistance from the government, arrived at a point where it can afford to invest in the future. However should Ed Miliband move into Number 10 those conditions would disappear, along with the apprenticeship revival.
Politicians and opinion-formers, please stop listening to the "moneymen". Go back to first principles and start using some common sense.
It's true that economic policy is not the only reason any of us supports a particular party but it is significant. I'm also very clear that we do need to pursue social justice and a society that works for all as well as a strong economy that can pay our bills. I've not a scintilla of doubt that Ed Miliband wants both of these things just as much as I do.
To reap the greatest benefits for the majority of Britons we can't simply accept the economic ideology of the richest, most profitable sectors of our economy. They will always support lower taxes and less regulation, and adherence to this form of economics, as recent history has shown, is not a healthy way to sustain an economy.
I really don't get Labour's campaign at the moment. It's like they're heading into a football match with a 10-0 advantage, up against nine men who are all in blindfolds, and they still end up getting trounced.
On 7 May Britain will vote in the most important General Election for a generation. But there is real doubt about whether the new generation of voters will have their say... This general election will have huge consequences for the young.
As Labour MEPs we are not willing to let medical research funding and policy be dictated by the wealth or strength of vested interests or particular parts of society. Politicians must ensure that those without a voice are heard, particularly as a silent epidemic emerges in our midst.
This week could be seen as the defining moment of the 2015 election. The week that the true nature of the election made itself clear. Whether it is going to be an election based on policy or frippery - a tax avoidance or a pink bus election.
Labour have failed to learn the lessons of the referendum and the previous two Holyrood elections, and in doing so they are depriving millions of Scots of any real hope of change. Saying they are "sorry" and "have changed", just doesn't cut it any more.
For many on the Left, the Labour party is beyond the pale. Damned as having sold out, and seen as no different from the Tories, many see the idea of voting Labour as an assault on their integrity...
It isn't just his opponents who question whether Miliband will become prime minister. A growing number of his supporters do, too... The Labour leader cannot afford to be his own worst enemy, as he approaches the closest general election in a generation.
Please make sure that you, your family and friends are all registered to vote in the coming general election and for any possible referendum on our continued membership of the EU.