Ed Miliband will launch his party’s election campaign on Friday morning at the Olympic Park in east London with a promise he will fight a campaign suffused with optimism and determined to show that Britain can do better than this.
If the people of Britain were allowed to go to the polls immediately after Cameron & Miliband: the Battle for Number 10, there’d a landslide. And our new prime minister would be Jeremy Paxman.
David Cameron survived an intense grilling in the first of four TV leaders’ programmes during which he was put under severe pressure over his wealthy friends, plans for welfare cuts and an admission that he could not live on a zero-hours contract.
David Cameron has dealt a devastating blow to his own authority by refusing to take part in a head-to-head election television debate with Ed Miliband, according to the chair of Labour’s general election strategy.
William Hague, the outgoing leader of the house, suffered a humiliating rebuff on his final day in the Commons when a Tory backbench rebellion saw off an attempt, engineered by Hague and the chief whip, Michael Gove, to start the ousting of the Speaker, John Bercow.
Nick Clegg could be questioned as a witness by detectives after two senior Liberal Democrats were referred to the police by the elections watchdog following claims that they circumvented funding laws.
With six weeks to go, speculations are mounting over the election results. But what could have happened if different events had taken course.
David Cameron declined to do a head-to-head interview with Ed Miliband but agreed to be grilled by the former BBC Newsnight interviewer Jeremy Paxman on the same night as his opponent.
Ed Balls ruled out introducing rises in national insurance and in the basic and higher rates of income tax as Labour moved to neutralise claims by David Cameron that the party was planning to introduce a tax “bombshell” after the election.
David Cameron wrongfooted Ed Miliband at their final prime minister’s question time encounter on Wednesday by echoing Labour’s headline-grabbing pledge not to increase VAT.
Police have said that they will continue an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Sir Edward Heath, as they attempt to determine whether he committed any offences in the first place and if there are any living accomplices.
Boris Johnson has argued that immigration could remain high in the event of Britain leaving the EU, if politicians can make a convincing case that new arrivals “turbo-charge” the economy.
A row has broken out over the television debates ahead of the EU referendum, as the official leave campaign threatened to take ITV to court for scheduling a programme in which David Cameron and Nigel Farage represent opposing sides of the argument.