Miliband faces dilemma over bulldog Balls

Ed Balls, left, and Ed Miliband
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Relationship of rivalry, competing Labour ideology and suspicion

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Scotsman David Whitney plays the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge in sight of Parliament on September 10, 2014 in London, England. English councils and national government buildings have been asked to fly the Scottish Saltire flag. Scottish voters will take part in a referendum on September 18, 2014 to decide on independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Scots take delight in southern discomfort

Invasion from the north tests bonds of UK union

Kiran Stacey politics in Glasgow for UK News.
The centre of Glasgow.

Glasgow at heart of Labour-SNP tussle

Polls putting nationalists ahead seen as symptom of wider malaise

Four key election battles

The 4 key general election battles

The constituencies likely to have a pivotal role in the outcome

Cameron attempts to reboot poll campaign

PM to use press conference to attack Labour’s tax plans

Miliband woos bosses with EU exit alert

Tories ‘playing fast and loose’ on membership, says Labour leader

Miliband keen to soothe business bruises

Labour to portray departure as key threat to investment and jobs

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the public accounts committee
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Tyrie calls for powers to take on powerful

MPs should be able to punish those who do not co-operate

Alarm over record migration challenged

Number of lower-skilled EU arrivals has declined, study shows

Migration alarm clouds brighter picture

Jobs are key draw for smaller number of better-qualified workers

SNP targets left-leaning voters

Conference announcements target key themes of Labour’s campaign

Work insecurity on rise among CAB clients

Hyper-flexible employment linked to debt and other problems

BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses

Agreement settles London’s role in the single market but outside the euro

EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy warns

Libyan civil war at top of agenda for Paolo Gentiloni

Brics banker goes to war on superbugs

Jim O’Neill is leading the drive to tackle drug-resistant superbugs

UK learns how stable government does not require majoritarian rule

Sturgeon calls on Labour to form anti-Conservative pact

Idea that resurgent SNP could hold whip hand in Westminster has caused dismay among English politicians

Cameron promises ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

Prime minister tells supporters election is on a knife edge

SNP prepares to storm House of Commons

Group to demand millions of pounds and central role in parliament

Tax havens told to opt for owner register

Ministers ask BVI and Caymans to introduce central registers soon