The broadcasters have threatened to "empty chair" any political party leader who refuses to take part in live televised debates planned for the general election campaign.
Tony Blair has denied he is holding up the publication of highly-anticipated report into the Iraq war, amid allegations it is being "sexed down".
A Liberal Democrat donor has snubbed many of the party's MPs, including Danny Alexander, to give £300,000 to help Labour candidates get elected in May.
A combined Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP coalition would have the best chance to form a working government in May, a leading pollster has predicted.
Fewer than half of voters trust any of the main political party leaders enough to lend them a tenner, according to a survey.