Labour and Conservatives have locked horns over education spending as General Election campaigning intensified with both sides insisting that their election promises were more generous to schools than their opponent's.
GRANT Shapps has denied a potential transatlantic trade deal between Europe and America would lead to the privatisation of the NHS, insisting, rather, it could "turbo-charge" the British economy by £10bn; £400 a year for every family.
THE Labour leader's bust-ups with business leaders could boost his popularity with voters, a poll has suggested, but Ed Miliband is still well behind David Cameron when it comes to who people think would best safeguard the British economy.
ED Miliband has claimed a moral victory on tax dodging after Lord Fink, the former Tory treasurer, drew back from his threat of legal action, admitting he had personally engaged in "vanilla" tax avoidance measures and claimed everyone did at some level.
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of double standards by the Conservative leadership, which has dismissed her proposal of a "double majority" on any EU referendum vote and made clear that, if the Tories won power on May 7, there would be a single UKwide vote.
THE Joint Ministerial Committees, which bring together Ministers from the UK Government and those from the devolved administrations, "didn't really do very much," Lord Wallace, the former Scottish Deputy First Minister, has admitted.
LORD Fink, the former Tory treasurer, has challenged Ed Miliband to repeat claims about the peer's tax record outside the legal protection of the House of Commons as the political row over the HSBC tax evasion scandal intensified.
Meetings between senior politicians from the UK's devolved administrations "didn't really do very much" a former Scottish deputy first minister said, as he recalled Tony Blair "looking out of the window" while he chaired one of the high-level sessions.
Political parties will qualify for an election broadcast on BBC television and radio stations if they stand 89 candidates in England, 10 in Scotland, seven in Wales or three in Northern Ireland, the BBC Trust has announced.
DAVID Cameron has upped the ante in the battle for the business vote by telling Britain's captains of industry that Ed Miliband regarded them as "the enemy" and, if Labour got into power, it would demonise them for creating wealth.
David Cameron has defended his Government's record on tackling tax evasion, after senior politicians and HM Revenue & Customs were accused of failing to act over claims that HSBC helped clients dodge payments totalling millions of pounds.