One of the country’s leading constitutionalists has described claims by Nick Clegg that a government would lack legitimacy if formed by the party that finished second as absurd.
Tory attempts to paint the SNP as a divisive force that would drain resources from the rest of the UK risks the future of the union, leading politicians and cultural figures said.
The latest batch of constituency polling, by Lord Ashcroft, suggests that the smaller parties are making progress.
Few things are certain in this election, but the presence of a lot more SNP members in the next parliament looks pretty much guaranteed.
Ed Miliband has insisted that the people smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean are to blame for the mass drownings in recent weeks – but refused to back down from his claim that inadequate postwar planning in Libya contributed to the crisis.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has revealed that he is undergoing treatment for back pain after speculation about his health.
Lord Heseltine, the former Tory deputy prime minister who championed the regeneration of Britain’s inner cities in the 1980s, is being lined up by the shadow business secretary to advise Labour in government.
After months of fruitless wrangling over the televised leaders’ debates, David Cameron has been accused of dodging a less obviously risky encounter: a church debate with a doctor who is mounting a long-shot challenge for his seat in Oxfordshire.
The poll, conducted by Survation, suggests that Nigel Farage could be set to enter the Commons as an MP in less than two weeks time.
A post-election deal between Labour and the SNP would represent a “dangerous cocktail” that would lead to higher interest rates and a rise in unemployment, George Osborne has warned.
Labour’s “metropolitan squeamishness” meant it struggled to relate to English working-class voters in the run-up to last year’s general election, and its campaigners were like middle-class Ryanair passengers “having to stomach a couple of hours’ flight with people they shared little in common with”, former candidates argue in a new book.