Following Finland’s election multi-party, coalition talks are forming. Is this the UK’s political future?
The Conservatives remain ahead of Labour in the latest Guardian/ICM general election campaign poll – by a narrow margin.
The Conservatives have ramped up their attacks on the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, with David Cameron saying she would create a “match made in hell” with Labour.
Two birds with one stone.
Ed Miliband is to unveil on Tuesday a proposal to get an extra 1,000 nurses into training this year – the start of Labour plans to ultimately recruit 20,000 extra nurses by 2020.
Nigel Farage has warned against “waves of millions” of people from Africa coming to Europe if the EU agrees a common policy for tackling migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
The Liberal Democrats are proposing to give local authorities the power to double council tax on second homes in a bid to stop houses becoming too expensive for local people.
Another coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats is not going to happen, Andrew George, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the highly marginal seat of St Ives has declared.
Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged over the affordability of hefty spending pledges after she launched an explicit bid to coax Labour into an anti-Tory alliance at Westminster.
Before the 2010 election YouGov interviewed 31,210 people and has recently reinterviewed them. The change in voting intentions is remarkable.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of being “wolves in sheep’s clothing” as they pose as defenders of the NHS when a vote to leave would put the health service in jeopardy.
Downing Street is considering a last-ditch attempt to revisit a deal on the free movement of workers before next week’s EU referendum, either by making a unilateral statement of intent or securing an understanding from European leaders that the issue can be examined under the UK presidency next year.
George Osborne will warn that he would have to fill the £30bn blackhole in public finances triggered by a vote to leave the European Union by hiking income tax, alcohol and petrol duties and making massive cuts to the NHS, schools and defence.