Labour is planning to send out thousands of letters comparing Ukip to the British National party in the seat being targeted by the rightwing party’s leader, Nigel Farage.
Scottish Labour’s leader and the party’s general election coordinator are set to lose their seats to the Scottish National party, a poll by the Tory peer Lord Ashcroft suggests.
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National party leader, has pressed Ed Miliband to accept the legitimacy of a large elected SNP team at Westminster, saying it would be unacceptable for unionist politicians who asked Scots to stay inside the UK on the basis that their voice mattered would then refuse to accept their legitimacy.
He was booed after lashing out at the “leftwing” audience during the BBC’s leaders’ debate. But Nigel Farage is set to face a BBC audience once more.
The latest batch of Ashcroft constituency polls in Scotland indicate that the SNP will make gains from key figures in Labour and the Lib Dems.
On nights like these it always seems a shame that there has to be a loser. Although on this occasion if there was a winner here, Clive, it was shrill, oddly repetitive mass-debating itself, as in front of a packed Westminster Hall the leaders of the opposition parties put on a crisp, clean, energetic display of high-class pre-prepared talking.
David Cameron has accused Ed Balls of saying “frankly the most appalling thing” of the election so far, after the shadow chancellor claimed it was meant to be a joke when former Labour minister Liam Byrne left a note in the Treasury warning there was no money left.
Labour and the Conservatives are still virtually tied in the polls. The Guardian’s latest average of polls has David Cameron’s party on 33.7% and Labour on 33.6%. Once these figures are translated into seats, the Guardian’s projection puts the Tories on 269 seats and Labour on 272.
Ed Miliband called for responsibility over the deficit as he came under under pressure over his attitude to austerity and spending cuts from the nationalists and Greens in a five-way BBC challengers election debate spurned by David Cameron.
The owner of the Daily Express, Richard Desmond, has handed over £1.3m to boost Ukip’s general election campaign.
Jeremy Corbyn will mobilise Labour’s entire shadow cabinet and the leaders of 11 trade unions representing millions of workers, amid growing alarm among remain campaigners that Britain could be on the verge of voting to leave the EU.
Vote Leave has challenged the European commission to explain five- and six-figure spending by Brussels officials on private jets , luxury hotels and an elite chauffeur service.