However misguided its editorial lines, the Guardian remains the only national newspaper providing in-depth coverage of social affairs. In recent months the paper's public and charitable sector Society supplement has been embracing all things Tory with unexpected enthusiasm. This has included an interview of Harry Benson whose work in Bristol has been influencing party family policy and profiles of candidates Mike Freer, Andy Stranack and Philippa Stroud. All these articles are worth reading.
As well as anticipating a change of government, could this extensive coverage have anything to do with pre-empting a new Conservative adminstration's attempts to move the lucrative advertising of public sector jobs out of Society Guardian to a new website? Mooted by George Osborne some time ago, I don't know whether this is this now official party policy. But if swingeing cuts are to be avoided, at least initially, perhaps the Society section and the huge revenues it generates for the Guardian have a future after May 6th.