Labour is facing a desperate battle to stop a Scottish National party landslide after a poll showed the SNP had a clear but weaker lead across Labour constituencies in Scotland.
Ed Miliband is to propose that workers on zero-hours contracts should be entitled to convert their contracts into a regular job after only three months instead of a year, the previous timeframe set out by Labour.
Labour have been targeted in a letter signed by more than 100 business leaders backing the Tories and warning that any “change in course” after the general election would threaten jobs and put the UK’s economic recovery at risk.
Boris Johnson has accused Labour of wanting to take Britain back to the “nasty, grim, petty” 1970s – the era of “foul racism and union-dominated” politics.
Senior figures in the Scottish National party are planning to approach leftwing Labour MPs about forming a progressive bloc with the Greens and Welsh nationalists after the general election.
Nigel Farage declared immigration has left towns and cities in Britain almost unrecognisable for many people over the last decade, as he unveiled the UK Independence party’s (Ukip) first general election poster, an image of the white cliffs of Dover with three escalators running up them.
Lord Ashcroft has announced that he is to resign from the House of Lords to allow him to concentrate on his career as a pollster and political publisher.
David Cameron’s warning that working families face an average £3,000 tax rise if Labour is elected has been undermined by a leading economic thinkthank’s description of the figure as “unhelpful and of little value”.
Nigel Farage is to attempt to put David Cameron under pressure on the issue of immigration ahead of the television debates as he unveils Ukip’s first billboard poster in Dover on Tuesday.
Nick Clegg has refused to rule out supporting Conservative plans for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership if the Liberal Democrats go into coalition with the party after May’s general election.
Members of the public attempting to register to vote in the EU referendum complained that the government website had crashed hours before the deadline.
Watch the politicians, and you’d think the EU referendum hangs on forecasts and calculation. Listen to the phone-ins, and you might believe that it’s about an insatiable appetite for more facts.
Mike Ashley is not Father Christmas, nor an accountant, nor an employment specialist. On these points the founder and majority shareholder of Sports Direct was adamant during the advertised “grilling” by MPs that turned out to be a light toasting.