The United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has been given a boost after watchdog Ofcom ruled that it should be treated as a major party in England and Wales by broadcasters covering this year's European elections.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has appointed a five-person team to prepare for coalition negotiations if next year's election produces a hung parliament, the party has confirmed.
Emerging proposals for further devolution from unionist parties are "at best inadequate and at worst damaging", Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
NICK Clegg has branded as "preposterous" claims that David Cameron or Ed Miliband could govern Britain after the next General Election at the head of a minority government.
CONTROVERSIAL peer Lord Rennard returned to his seat in the Lords yesterday despite the row over sexual harrassment allegations.