SCOTLAND'S budget will need to be cut by almost £4.5bn to help reduce overall UK spending by £50bn to hit the level forecast for 2020 in the UK Government's Autumn Statement, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has claimed.
ED Miliband has been urged to "do a Wilson" and rule out any deal with Nicola Sturgeon as senior Labour sources claimed that most members of the Shadow Cabinet believed the party leader should publicly reject a post-election alliance.
THE Treasury has been accused by Nicola Sturgeon of becoming "transparently party political" after Chief Secretary Danny Alexander used figures compiled by its officials to claim the SNP's anti-austerity plan would raise Britain's debt levels.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will today hit out at "apologists" for Islamist terrorism who tried to blame Britain's intelligence agencies for radicalising the man reported to be Islamic State (IS) militant Jihadi John.
ED Miliband has been urged to rule out any kind of post-election deal with the SNP to stop Labour voters abandoning the party north and south of the border before May 7 as a UKwide poll showed people are two to one against the SNP playing any part in the Westminster government.
LABOUR has come under fire from the SNP for accepting "bad money" from Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister, who has donated £1,000 to each of the party's campaigns in its 106 battleground seats, including five in Scotland.
DAVID Cameron is coming under mounting pressure to agree to a live TV General Election leaders' debate with Ed Miliband after broadcasters offered a date of the politicians' choosing and the Labour leader stressed he was ready to do one "any time, any place, anywhere".
TONY Blair has donated £1000 to Labour's election campaigns in each of its 106 battleground target seats north and south of the border in an attempt to rebalance the campaign spending gap with the Tories.