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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. Westminster Blog

      April 24, 2015

      Report from Glasgow - a city on the brink of a political earthquake

      Grace McCloud, sitting in the garden of her council house in Possilpark, listened patiently as Willie Bain asked for her...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Cameron campaign strategy splits opinion

      With 10 days to go before polling, Conservatives have two very different views of the state of David Cameron’s re-election...

    3. 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...

    4. April 23, 2015

      SNP conspicuously absent from list of new political donations

      As the electoral commission itemised nearly £1.7m of new political donations on Thursday, one of the UK’s big parties was...

    5. 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...

    6. April 23, 2015

      General election: Testing the mood in Ukip marginal

      David Cameron has been accused by Labour of “scaremongering” and kindling English nationalism, but among voters in the...

    7. April 23, 2015

      SNP and Labour clash over cyber bullying claims

      The Scottish National party and Labour have clashed over online abuse in a dispute that has highlighted an unpleasant side...

    8. April 23, 2015

      SNP spending plans imply same cuts as Labour, says IFS

      The Scottish National party’s spending plans imply the same cuts, if not more, than Labour’s plans over the next five years,...

    9. April 22, 2015

      What are the new SNP candidates like?

      The backgrounds of the 59 Scottish National party candidates for the House of Commons in next month’s UK general election...

    10. April 22, 2015

      Wave of SNP wins to bring culture shock to Westminster

      For a flavour of the political culture shock expected to hit Westminster after next month’s general election, consider Chris...

    11. April 22, 2015

      SNP corporate tax proposal could lower rates across UK

      A Scottish National party push to control business taxes would potentially cut corporation tax revenues in Scotland and the...

    12. 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...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Marathon man Murphy races for his political survival

      Jim Murphy likes to run marathons: now the Scottish Labour leader is locked in a political race that could cost him his seat...

    14. 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...

    15. April 21, 2015

      Scotland warned of substantial tax rises

      Scotland would need to make “substantial” tax rises or spending cuts if it won full control over taxation and spending, a...

    16. April 21, 2015

      David Cameron steps up attacks on Labour-SNP alliance

      David Cameron stepped up his attacks on a possible Labour-SNP alliance after the general election, ignoring a chorus of...

    17. April 21, 2015

      UK general election: Goldman enters campaign with Labour warning

      Goldman Sachs has warned that a Labour-led government is likely to spark a sell-off by investors, adding its voice to City...

    18. April 21, 2015

      Why the Scottish nationalists cannot call the shots

      Britain is set to wake up on May 8 as a helpless hostage in the custody of a few dozen Scottish Nationalists. So say David...

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      April 21, 2015

      Scotland's fiscal cliff

      Beyond the immediate political battles being fought by the Labour party against the Scottish National party, and the...

    20. April 21, 2015

      Sir John rides in to rescue UK from rebellious north

      Suddenly, into a campaign that is turning nasty without ever having got passionate, stepped Britain’s best-loved living...

    21. April 20, 2015

      Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNP

      Conservative tactics of talking up the Scottish National party have been denounced as “short-term and dangerous” by Michael...

    22. April 20, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon presents her wish list to Labour

      In politics, there are two sorts of election manifesto. There is the wish list written by a party that has no realistic...

    23. April 20, 2015

      Rise of SNP has echoes of Irish nationalism

      John Redmond may be the least celebrated man in the iconography of Irish nationalism. Names such as Patrick Pearse and Éamon...

    24. April 20, 2015

      Ed Miliband makes plea for votes of Scottish trade unionists

      Ed Miliband has pleaded for the vote of Scottish trade unionists in a tacit admission that unions are shedding thousands of...

    25. April 20, 2015

      Sturgeon tries to woo voters across the UK

      Launching the Scottish National party’s manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon spent almost as much time appealing to people who cannot...

    26. 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 –...

    27. Off Message

      April 20, 2015

      The meaning of the SNP manifesto

      One of the smartest moves Alex Salmond ever made was to swiftly pass on the leadership of the Scottish National party to...

    28. April 20, 2015

      General election: Nicola Sturgeon’s manifesto pledges

      The key points of the Scottish National Party manifesto, launched on Monday by Nicola Sturgeon with the title “Stronger for...

    29. April 20, 2015

      Political parties promise business everything except greater freedom

      Are Nicola Sturgeon and David Cameron twins who were parted in infancy by mischievous goblins? There is some symmetry...

    30. April 20, 2015

      SNP says it will work to benefit all UK

      The Scottish National party has launched an election manifesto promising to fight for Scotland’s interests and also push for...

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      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. April 19, 2015

      Cameron warns Labour-SNP government would be ‘very frightening’

      David Cameron has stepped up his rhetoric against the Scottish National party, warning that a Labour government propped up...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. April 17, 2015

      General election: TV debate was like a dysfunctional wedding

      As so often — especially during this say-nothing campaign — it was the unsaid that stuck in the mind. As the credits rolled...

    38. 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...

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