Ed Miliband has hardened his opposition to a deal with the Scottish National party, saying that he was “not going to have a Labour government if it means deals or coalitions with the SNP”.
Nick Clegg has accused the Tories of acting in a “deceitful” way over their plans for £12bn in welfare cuts, as he defended the decision of his Liberal Democrat colleague Danny Alexander to expose previous Conservative proposals prepared in 2012 to cut child benefit and tax credits.
Police have dismissed a complaint by the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, over disparaging comments made on the satirical TV programme Have I Got News For You.
Nicola Sturgeon has come under further pressure to rule out a second independence referendum after Scottish Labour mounted a last-ditch effort to prevent a rout in next week’s general election.
Ed Miliband will be forced to reach across the political divide as prime minister in the event of an Scottish National party landslide depriving the Labour party of an overall parliamentary majority, the former home secretary David Blunkett has said.
Russell Brand has finally given a firm endorsement of who he thinks people should vote for in the general election – but only in the constituency of Brighton Pavilion.
The Conservatives have received praise from 90 tech entrepreneurs, who have written to the Guardian to say it would be bad for jobs, growth and innovation to “change course”.
Nick Clegg is in shirtsleeves down the back of the Lib Dem yellow bus as it swings through Devon.
“I’m not a massive fan of Russell Brand, but I found Miliband quite genuine.
Politicians should not put an arbitrary cap on migration because numbers fluctuate according to the health of the economy, Andy Burnham has said. In a Guardian debate on the EU, the shadow home secretary gave a firm defence of the role immigrants play in the NHS and dismissed the idea of a fixed limit.
David Cameron’s former strategy guru has claimed that officials told the prime minister four years ago that it would be impossible to meet his immigration target from within the EU. Steve Hilton, who is now campaigning for Brexit alongside Boris Johnson, said Whitehall officials told the prime minister “directly and explicitly” that the pledge to bring down net migration to tens of thousands would fail.
Boris Johnson has sought to change the rhetoric about immigration in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, calling for an amnesty for migrants who entered the UK illegally more than 12 years ago.