Ed Miliband alleged that Ruport Murdoch is working hand-in-glove with David Cameron’s Conservatives to defeat Labour. Photograph: PA

The Scottish National Party is part of an axis with the Conservatives and Rupert Murdoch to keep Labour out of power, leading Labour figures declared (...)

Conservative MP Iain Duncan-Smith is greeted by Labour’s Diane Abbott on the election campaign trail. A document written in Duncan-Smith’s department said child benefit should be denied to 16- to 19-year-olds, a £1,000 loss for parents of a single child. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Elections often produce noise, rather than light, leaving behind controversies which are unintelligible to audiences looking back years later.Even by (...)

In what condition does the coalition government leave the UK economy? Photograph: Reuters/Luke Macgregor/Files

In what condition does the coalition government leave the UK economy? Needless to say, its members are fighting the general election on the propositio(...)

David Cameron admitted the economy was performing in a “less exciting way”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/File photo

A halving of the economic growth rate is the last thing a government needs with an increasingly hard-fought election just nine days away.Prime ministe(...)

British Ukip  leader Nigel Farage    in Hartlepool on Tuesday. “The anti-English hostility and the kind of language that is used about and towards English people is totally extraordinary.” Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/EPA

Middle-income earners in the UK will face higher tax bills regardless of who wins the May 7th general election, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IF(...)

Under pressure: British prime minister and Conservative leader David Cameron on the campaign trail. Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron is not a man much given to introspection, it often seems. Blessed with a happy, comfortable childhood, he has always approached life con(...)

British chancellor George Osborne accepted that public scepticism and “fatigue” is growing about the election offerings of all parties.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The borrowing and spending plan of all of the main British parties in the general election leave voters “in the dark” about the spending cuts and t(...)

 Prime minister David Cameron on the Conservative election campaign bus, near Builth Wells, Wales. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Job numbers in the UK now stand at a record high and unemployment has fallen back to 1.8 million, according to published figures seized upon by the(...)

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha have a cup of tea with a young couple in their home in Swindon. Cameron yesterday outlined his party’s manifesto in advance of the general election on May 7th

Ronald Reagan oozed optimism like no other politician, with talk of the United States as “the shining city on the hill”; one that had stood “strong an(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives to address supporters during the party’s launch of its election manifesto in Manchester. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The expectant queue stood in line at the old Granada TV studios in Manchester yesterday morning as the bus carrying some of Labour’s team arrived for (...)