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      UK housebuilders warn against politicians’ ‘unachievable’ targets

      More than two-thirds of UK housebuilders believe delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is “unachievable” under...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Clegg dismisses any coalition deal with Labour involving SNP

      Nick Clegg on Friday dealt a blow to the chances of a Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition in a hung parliament as he ruled out...

    1. April 24, 2015

      Nick Clegg quietly clears hurdles to fresh Con-Lib deal

      Nick Clegg has led a defiantly upbeat election campaign, looking to catch the headlines with a series of unusual photo...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Second home owners targeted by Lib Dems

      Owners of second homes would be in line for higher council tax bills under Liberal Democrat proposals to stem rural house...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      April 24, 2015

      Nick Clegg

      Deputy Prime minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg is photographed during an interview on a train. Clegg...

    4. April 24, 2015

      Watford witnesses the outbreak of a very civil war

      Somewhere in Britain there had to be a place where even in 2015 elections were still being conducted properly, a Nirvana...

    5. April 24, 2015

      Miliband’s chances of being PM strengthen in Populus Predictor

      Research group Populus has published the latest update to its Predictor, a proprietary computer model that analyses polling...

    6. April 23, 2015

      UK election: Who will run Britain?

      British politics has traditionally been painted in binary colours: Labour red and Conservative blue. But the general...

    7. Westminster Blog

      April 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander: the 'ludicrously optimistic' battler

      Danny Alexander is in tiggerish mood as he poses for photographs by the banks of the sparkling river Ness at the foot of the...

    8. Westminster Blog

      April 22, 2015

      Chart: the Lab/Tory marginals are still the ones to watch

      The chart below shows the 2010 general election result for every seat in Great Britain with the colour showing the party...

    9. April 22, 2015

      Three easy tests that all the British parties flunk

      The fate of the next British government will be determined by productivity. As the Bank of England said on Wednesday,...

    10. April 22, 2015

      Labour and Lib Dems compete on public sector pay pledges

      Andy Burnham promised no real-terms pay cuts for NHS staff and Nick Clegg pledged the same for all public sector workers, as...

    11. Westminster Blog

      April 20, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events April 20 On Monday the Scottish National party – now the leading party north of the border –...

    12. April 20, 2015

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

    13. Off Message

      April 20, 2015

      Why Miliband wouldn't need the SNP to become PM

      I highly recommend this post by Carl Gardner, a barrister and former government lawyer, about the legal basis for what...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Labour and Conservatives neck and neck among student voters

      The two main UK political parties are neck and neck among university students, according to a new poll that puts both Labour...

    15. April 19, 2015

      Parties form consensus on tax avoidance crackdown

      Business is braced for a slew of new anti-avoidance measures after the UK general election next month as politicians compete...

    16. April 19, 2015

      Minority at Westminster not ideal but workable

      Britain’s reputation for political stability might not survive the year. Of all the likely outcomes of the general election...

    17. April 19, 2015

      Future UK Labour government will give workers a say on the boss’s pay

      A future UK Labour government would force companies to parachute a worker representative on to their remuneration committee...

    18. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    19. April 17, 2015

      Labour seeks common ground with Lib Dems for future coalition

      Ed Miliband’s allies have started poring through the Liberal Democrat manifesto, claiming there is a “pretty substantial...

    20. April 17, 2015

      UK parties reveal their plans for your wealth

      It’s the most unpredictable election in years, but will you be better or worse off at the end of it? Which of the...

    21. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Taking the blame for the post-crash blues

      Three weeks to go until the UK general election, and whatever the result – most likely no party with an overall majority in...

    22. April 17, 2015

      A wake-up call for those sick of politics

      The other night I asked myself whether, if this general election were my first, I would take the trouble to vote. I wasn’t...

    23. April 17, 2015

      General election: Simulations put Labour-led coalition ahead

      The current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has a less than 5 per cent chance of continuing into the next parliament...

    24. April 16, 2015

      Entrepreneurs sign letter supporting Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg has won the backing of more than 50 entrepreneurs, who claim that “the country and business would benefit” from...

    25. April 16, 2015

      Five things to know about the British election

      Very occasionally in politics things turn out to be as they seem. This may prove true of Britain’s election campaign. The...

    26. April 15, 2015

      General election: Clegg declares Lib Dems open to new coalition

      Nick Clegg has declared the Liberal Democrats open to business for a coalition with Labour or the Conservatives, unveiling a...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Quick guide to the Liberal Democrat manifesto

      Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made education a focus of his party’s election manifesto, promising at extra £2.5bn a...

    28. April 15, 2015

      General election: Nick Clegg to pledge extra £2.5bn for education

      Nick Clegg will on Wednesday put £2.5bn of extra education spending at the top of Liberal Democrat demands in a hung...

    29. April 12, 2015

      Lib Dems dilute plans for tax raid on wealthy UK homes

      Nick Clegg said on Sunday that the Liberal Democrats had watered down plans for a tax raid on wealthy homeowners, as the...

    30. April 12, 2015

      Labour and Lib Dems attack Tories over inheritance tax change

      A Conservative proposal to remove houses worth up to £1m from inheritance tax came under fire on Sunday for...

    31. April 12, 2015

      Tactical voting group works to prevent SNP landslide

      Victor Clements is a proud Liberal Democrat who stood for the party in the 2011 Scottish parliament election — but he makes...

    32. April 12, 2015

      Neck and neck race for Number 10 frays nerves

      So is it 1992; or are we back in 1974? The polls say nothing has happened in Britain’s general election campaign. David...

    33. April 9, 2015

      UK general election: ‘Happy Warrior’ confronts bomber pilot

      What constitutes a good week for a party leader during an election campaign depends very much on which leader you are...

    34. April 9, 2015

      Final countdown to UK election starts after nominations close

      Nominations for the UK general election closed at 4pm on Thursday, starting the final countdown to polling day, with a...

    35. April 9, 2015

      Interactive: UK political donations

      The Electoral Commission keeps a record of every donation above £7,500 to Britain’s political parties. Although nominally...

    36. April 7, 2015

      Instability likely after five years of coalition

      All forecasters predict a hung parliament after May 7. That means either a coalition as in 2010, or, as in the preceding...

    37. April 7, 2015

      Scottish leaders’ TV debate: Highs and lows

      Nicola SturgeonScottish National party leader Key Quote: “I’m offering to help make Ed Miliband prime minister.” High Point:...

    38. April 7, 2015

      Sturgeon offers to help Miliband into Number 10

      Nicola Sturgeon has offered to help Ed Miliband to become prime minister, while leaving open the possibility that her party...

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