Northern Ireland’s two biggest parties, the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin, are separately considering legal action over broadcasters’ refusal to allow them to take part in two televised election debates.
The Green party’s flagship economic policy, the £72 a week “citizen’s income”, would hit the poorest hardest unless it was made more complicated by including a means-tested element, the leading advocate of the policy has conceded.
Ed Miliband is facing a backlash by Tony Blair supporters who have warned that his plans for the NHS risk playing into Tory hands and could lead to repeating the campaign mistakes of 1992 when Labour lost the general election.
During a 10-minute delay to the start of the hearing, the sound of laughter could clearly be heard from inside the committee room by those waiting in the corridor outside.
A register for lobbyists who contact ministers and senior civil servants will be introduced within the next 10 weeks, according to the government’s new lobbying tsar, in spite of criticism that it will be unfair and riddled with loopholes.
YouGov's poll for the Sunday Times suggests that the three men could have bright futures.
YouGov’s latest poll, for the Sunday Times, illustrates just how tight the general election will be.
Labour must not repeat the mistake of 2010 and make only last-minute plans for the possibility of entering a coalition after the May election, Lord Mandelson has warned.
David Cameron will reaffirm the Conservatives’ commitment to tax cuts in a speech on Monday, arguing that “after years of sacrifice, the British people deserve a reward”.
If Labour loses as much in Scotland as it could gain in England, and the Conservatives snap up a few handy gains from their Liberal Democrat partners, on election night 2015 – just as in 2010 – the only durable government would be headed by the Tories.
Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the government may be deliberately starving the NHS of resources to encourage people to pay for private care, as he gave his backing to junior doctors preparing to go on strike.
Jeremy Hunt has appealed to junior doctors not to withdraw emergency cover in the first all-out strike in NHS history, warning that the public would rightly question “whether this is proportionate or appropriate action by professionals whose patients depend on them”.