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17.00

In an already-crowded field, we have a new contender for ‘most engaging George Osborne print of a day’:

16.45

The Lib Dems rushed to rebrand their website after Joey Essex called them a Liberal “Democats”. Not certain they’ll be so discerning to act on this suggestion…or will they?

16.30

Tony Blair has reportedly given a plead during Labour HQ in that he was confident about a party’s prospects

16.10

Meanwhile, inside a bus, Ben Riley-Smith reports…

Nick Clegg has been holding justice during a behind of a Lib Dem plead train in his daily eventuality with journalists.

As good as comments with about a Union being still during risk – see subsequent – a Deputy Prime Minister finished some vehement remarks about a party’s campaign.

Asked for his possess comment of a party’s efforts over a initial 10 days, Mr Clegg picked an astonishing word – methodical.

“It’s not going to be a starburst plead where there’s a Damascene acclimatisation where everybody says ‘hallelujah, a Liberal Democrats are right’,” he admitted.

“It’s not going to be like that, it’s a many some-more incremental plead where we are perplexing to build adult a box and, so distant during least, a opponents usually as many as ourselves are assisting to make a box for us.”

Slow and solid wins a race, in other words.

Mr Clegg also suggested that he is unfortunate to take partial in subsequent week’s TV plead for a smaller parties and has finished “repeated” requests to a broadcasters.

The ostensible “challenger’s” strife usually includes those parties outward of government, nonetheless a preference to join by Ed Miliband – personality of a celebration that could get 10 times a series of seats as a Lib Dems – has caused disappointment here.

“I would adore to be partial of this ostensible challengers’ debate,” a Lib Dem personality said.

“I can’t opt in. The broadcasters told us it was not an choice … given we are in government. We asked them constantly. I’ve done, my organisation have finished it, of march we would.”

16.00

Distressing news from a Lib Dem conflict bus…

15.40

John Cleese, a comedian who supports a Liberal Democrats, intervenes in a knifing quarrel

“I consider Mr Fallon needs to explain that Tories cite to gash people in a front, a approach that they are taught during Eton,” he writes on Twitter, a tiny oddly.

15.20

Natalie Bennett, personality of a Greens, is campaigning during a marketplace in Norwich, where she’s been willingly giving a internal celebration claimant recommendation on how to understanding with a media (writes Michael Deacon.)

“Walk solemnly so a photographers can keep forward of us,” she pronounced sensitively to a candidate. “Nice and slowly… Talking and smiling… All unequivocally natural…”

At a marketplace she asked a Green Party regretful how he was anticipating “the accepting on a doorstep” when he goes canvassing.

“Er,” he replied. “It’s been a bit… cagey…”

15.10

Boris Johnson has indicted Ed Miliband of being “super-sensitive” after he reacted furiously to a Tories’ “smear campaign” on Trident – and that “stab in a back” metaphor.

“The Secretary of State for Defence is entitled to use denunciation and embellishment that is impediment to constraint people’s attention.”

15.00

The Union could be “pulled apart” and a British economy “paralysed” by a SNP’s swell in popularity, Nick Clegg has warned as he compared a party’s leaders to Chairman Mao (Ben Riley-Smith writes).

The Liberal Democrat personality pronounced it was of “huge significance” that Nicola Sturgeon is refusing to sequence out charity a second autonomy referendum.

The warning contradicts David Cameron’s insistence that a Union is “secure” notwithstanding a swell in support for a Scottish Nationalists.

In new days Ms Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has regularly refused to sequence out putting a second autonomy opinion in a party’s declaration for a 2016 Holyrood elections.

“Of march there is a risk that a Union is pulled detached by a party, a SNP, whose solitary purpose in life is to do usually that,” Mr Clegg told reporters on a Lib Dem conflict bus.

“It is of outrageous stress that notwithstanding their protestations that they have got no skeleton to keep constantly seeking everybody a same doubt until they get an answer they wish indeed that is precisely what they intend to do.”

“I consider that would have a paralysing outcome on a Scottish economy and would have a paralysing outcome on a UK economy as a whole if we’re constantly perplexing to theory any few years either a SNP are going to get their way.”

He pronounced a celebration was display a “Maoist tendency” of wanting to ask Scottish electorate about autonomy “over and over again until they give a answer that is acceptable to Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon”.

14.25

Back to that talk with Justine Miliband in today’s Mirror.

Justine Miliband

Tongues have been wagging in Westminster ever given about a temperament of a lady horde of a cooking celebration where a Milibands met, who, unbeknowst to Justine, he was dating. Now John Rentoul of a Independent on Sunday has suggested that a tip partner was zero other than Stephanie Flanders, a JP Morgan economist and former BBC Economics Editor. It’s luscious story nonetheless one note of counsel – while it’s loyal that Mr Miliband has pronounced he went once squired Miss Flanders, a Milibands are not suspicion to have met until 2004.

14.20

Just an typical day, an typical guy. An typical chancellor enjoying an typical crater of tea with a lads. I’m regulating these cinema of George Osborne removing his hands unwashed in full given they are so glorious. Don’t we usually adore elections!

14.07

The Greens have also pronounced they would conflict a renovation of Trident in a Commons vote. Again, for once it indeed matters what a tiddler parties say, given with a polls as parsimonious as they are, and a hung council some-more expected than not, a arch weapons capability – and indeed a destiny supervision – could mount or tumble on a votes of one or dual MPs.

13.58

As Ukip does it’s best to execute themselves as a scold party, it’s still satisfactory to contend that no other politicians would use denunciation like this:

13.55

DAVID CAMERON IN NEWARK

13.54

Nick Clegg has tweeted from his conflict bus:

13.53

Meanwhile, Labour claims a Tories have a lady problem: nonetheless a celebration is braggadocio of some-more womanlike possibilities than ever, there is apparently a shortfall when it comes to a numbers in aim seats. we theory it comes down to how we conclude a aim seat:

13.51

The Conservatives are encountering a thought that Labour’s position on Trident is a same as their own, and contend that their rivals are in fact all over a place, observant opposite things in opposite interviews:

13.28

Here’s David Cameron giving his subsidy to Mr Fallon:

13.25

On a same programme, Liam Fox, a former retaliation secretary, pronounced Labour could not be devoted given they lacked clarity over Trident.

13.24

Also on WatO, Lucy Powell, Labour’s plead coordinator has pronounced she is “embarrassed” that a Defence Secretary of her republic is describing Mr Miliband in a terms he did. Mr Cable agrees with her, observant that disastrous campaigning is a “turn-off”. Cable, a former SNP-er, was always going to be some-more gentle with Labour than a Conservatives. A shoo-in for a chair in in a Lib/Lab cabinet?

13.23

Election leaflets are an aged fashioned art. Here’s a beam to a best and misfortune of them.

13.21

On a World during One, Vince Cable, a Lib Dem Business Secretary, has criticised his progressing Coalition partners, observant of a Fallon conflict on Ed Miliband:

QuoteIt’s an abominable approach to control a argument.

12.44

Matthew Holehouse has speckled something astray during a Labour press conference.

A bit of a gaffe during Ed Miliband’s press discussion this morning.

The scold approach sees a skinny white ribbon on a tip of a red frame in a tip right palm corner.

The kinship jack on a backdrop was a wrong approach turn – a pointer of a vessel in distress.

12.42

The female-friendly UK Independence Party wants to anathema tampons. So it doesn’t matter that they used to contend a woman’s place is cleaning behind a fridge, see.

The latest TNS check has Labour 3 points ahead, on 33 to 30%, with Ukip adult 3 to 19% and a Lib Dems on 8%.

12.36

What a smashing visible metaphor. Following this morning’s rarely personal squabble between Michael Fallon and Ed Miliband, a media available David Cameron in Loughborough were dreaming by this:

12.33

The Standard has a fascinating YouGov check which shows that Samantha Cameron is overwhelmingly a many renouned of a Conservative wives.

Popular lady: Samantha Cameron

12.30

The Telegraph‘s Asa Bennett finds a Tory conflict on Ed Miliband confusing:

Ed Miliband is “so unfortunate for power” he is peaceful to “barter Britain’s inhabitant security”, according to retaliation secretary Michael Fallon. The Tory cupboard apportion has directed a particuarly infamous conflict during a Labour leader, essay in a Times that he “stabbed his possess hermit in a behind to turn Labour leader” and “now he is peaceful to gash a United Kingdom in a behind to turn primary minister”. But will it rinse with voters?”

“Surveys uncover electorate especially see Mr Miliband as “useless”, “weak” and an “idiot”. Ruthlessness hardly creates an appearance. Meanwhile, a Conservatives have recently elite to paint him as “just not adult to a job” of being primary minister.

This is what creates Michael Fallon’s conflict on Ed Miliband’s apparent force so odd. The open consider a Labour personality is some arrange of left-handed idiot, some-more invalid than ruthless.

The Conservatives have spent months perplexing to impel home he is “not adult to it”, so how can they disagree it is now his ruthlessness that shows he’s too diseased to be primary minister?”

12.29

Emily Gosden reports:

Challenged privately over Michael Fallon’s personal conflict on Ed Miliband over Trident, Cameron says:

“Michael Fallon is positively right to lift this and lift it in a flattering straightforward approach as he did today.”

He says Labour is “playing discerning and lax with a country’s security”.

12.28

David Cameron has given his full support to Michael Fallon.

12.22

Boris Johnson is out campaigning in New Malden. Don’t take Uxbridge for granted, Bojo!

12.20

That was quick. Labour has already picked adult on Hammond’s disaster to behind Mr Fallon.

12.17

Oh dear, oh dear – Philip Hammond, a Foreign Secretary, is regularly refusing to repeat Michael Fallon’s “backstabbing” conflict on Ed Miliband. Interrogator in arch Andrew Neil has demanded 5 times either he agrees with a Defence Secretary, 5 times he’s refused to contend he does, stumbling:

QuoteThis is a unequivocally regretful emanate and we know Michael Fallon feels unequivocally strongly. Michael Fallon has set out his possess views this morning.”

12.15

Emily Gosdon checks in from Newark:

An assembly member asks about politicians creation personal attacks (though sadly doesn’t plead thismorning’s Fallon-Miliband strife specifically) and asks what a PM competence do differently in his caring character subsequent time.

“We should try to be deferential in a approach we control a domestic debate… we consider generally vocalization we are.”

12.12

David Cameron is asked if a attacks on Mr Miliband have got too personal. He responds:

QuoteWe should try to be deferential in a approach we control a domestic debate… we consider generally vocalization we are.”

12.10

On a Daily Politics, Patrick O’Flynn is asks if he agrees with Suzanne Evans that some Ukip members are impatient and chauvenistic. He says a reason women are not as captivated to his celebration is “multicausal,” and agrees a Ukip should do some-more to “encourage” women to participate.

David Cameron during a National Grid in Newark

12.03

It will be engaging to hear what David Cameron has to contend about Michael Fallon‘s conflict on Ed Miliband (see below). On Sky during his revisit to a bureau in Loughborough he was asked if he concluded with his Defence Secretary’s remarks. “Of couse,” he said, nonetheless privately repeating them.

David Cameron during a John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough

12.02

Emily Gosden is with a Prime Minister in Nottinghamshire:

David Cameron has usually arrived during National Grid’s training centre, nearby Newark in Notts, for a PM Direct QA eventuality with National Grid apprentices.

He is accompanied by Baroness Karren Brady.

Cameron starts by thanking National Grid for “keeping a lights on”.

Previous PM Direct sessions have been taxpayer saved – to some critique from Labour – nonetheless now we’re on a plead route a Tories are picking adult a tab.

11.48

In box we missed a full value that is a Green’s celebration selecting broadcast, it’s entrance to your TV shade tonight:

11.46

Matthew Holehouse has these thoughts on where Ed Miliband is on a emanate of his brother:

Ed Miliband is mad during Michael Fallon’s thought that he is peaceful to gash a republic in a behind like he “stabbed” his brother.

It is a “smear” and Fallon has “demeaned his office”, he says – and it’s not what a people of Britain caring about.

The problem is, they do.

Focus groups advise that electorate have not forgotten, and still can't understand, how Ed came to run opposite David. It is pronounced to play quite badly with women aged 35-55.

I was during a concentration organisation in Nuneaton with a organisation of pitch electorate in schooled and inexperienced primer trades.

Despite being a primary target of a Labour summary – they found their offered budgets tighter and tighter any month and fuel bills were causing them genuine hardship – they knew subsequent to zero about Labour’s platform.

But they were certain of one thing about Mr Miliband: that he could not be trusted.

“He stole his brother’s pursuit and we wouldn’t trust him not to take mine,” pronounced one attendee, unprompted.

11.42

The Telegraph‘s Michael Wilkinson has unearthed this selecting leaflet. He says:

QuoteWhile Ed Miliband attempts to uncover Labour would not play with UK inhabitant confidence by scrapping Trident:

“National confidence is too critical to play politics with. we will never concede on inhabitant security. we will never negotiate divided a inhabitant security.

Some Labour MPs are not accurately towing a celebration line, including Andrew Smith, Oxford East’s MP, who has published this selecting leaflet. In it he says: “I have finished unequivocally transparent my antithesis to Trident renewal, and to arch weapons in general. These are abhorrent, they lift unthinkable and unsuitable risks and do not apportion to security.

Andrew Smith selecting prospectus

11.38

Christopher Hope reports that amid a smears, insults and attacks there was a heart of news in a Fallon press conference.

We now know that a Conservatives would exclude to go into Coalition with a celebration that refused to pointer adult to a full 4 underling emissary for Trident:

A Tory Government would insist on a Trident arch halt fortitude with a existent 4 submarines, Michael Fallon pronounced today.

The proclamation is a second red line for a Conservatives in any talks about combining another Coalition in a eventuality of a hung council after subsequent month’s ubiquitous election.

It comes after Labour would usually dedicate to a arch halt with 3 or 4 submarines.

The retaliation secretary pronounced a Tory Government would safeguard that 4 submarines contain Britain’s arch halt when Trident is renewed subsequent year.

He said: “There will be no understanding between a Conservative Government and any other celebration so distant as a 4 vessel continual during sea arch halt is concerned.”

The other “red line” for a Tories is a referendum on Britain’s membership of a European Union before a finish of 2017.

11.37

Cue a mass walk-out from a Ukip friends in a north-east:

11.34

Ed Miliband is so unfortunate to seem good as opposite to a nasty Tories, he’s now meekly seeking people to check out his plead launch usually if they “have a moment”.

11.32

Mr Clegg also waded into a quarrel between Michael Fallon and Ed Miliband, accusing a Defence Secretary of regulating “aggressive languge.” No counterbalance with his conflict on Simon Danczuk, then:

11.27

Ben Riley-Smith reports that it’s removing kinda nasty with a Lib Dems too:

Nick Clegg is underneath glow over his open critique of a Labour MP who has led a plead to display Westminster’s links with ancestral child abuse.

The Deputy Prime Minister indicted Simon Danczuk of selecting to “abrush” Labour’s links to Cyril Smith – a former Rochdale MP indicted of solid child abuse offences.

Mr Danczuk has co-written a book exposing a poise of Mr Smith – a former Liberal MP – and has been praised for sketch courtesy to a issue.

“Simon Danczuk is a Labour politician who chooses to airbrush out a fact that Cyril Smith was a Labour MP,” Mr Clegg pronounced on LBC Radio as he rebuffed critique over his doing of a claims.

The remarks have triggered a mad response from John Mann MP, who has also been outspoken on exposing Westminster’s child abuse links.

He called a conflict “outrageous” and pronounced Mr Clegg was “pathetic” and should be kicked out of bureau during a election.

11.19

Christopher Hope was also there. He reports:

What is wrong with being called decent? Try as he might, Michael Fallon, a retaliation secretary, usually could not move himself to contend that Ed Miliband was “decent” today.

The Labour personality deftly incited a tables on Mr Fallon over his personal conflict currently when he pronounced that he was display “weakness” for unwell to dedicate a Labour Government to renewing a 4 vessel trident arch deterrent.

In a press discussion Mr Miliband described Mr Fallon as “a decent man”. Reporters afterwards asked Mr Fallon if he suspicion that Mr Miliband was also “a decent man” – nonetheless he could not move him to contend it.

He said: “In politics it is critical to honour one’s opponents nonetheless to plea in an selecting duration their views. And he still has to answer this question: is he prepared to go into Downing Street on a behind of some understanding with a SNP that would in a finish boost a taxes elsewhere in a United Kingdom, would put adult a cost of gratification and break a defences. He has that doubt to answer.”

The contributor asked again: “So we don’t consider he is a decent man?” Mr Fallon replied: “That is not what we am saying, that unequivocally is not what we am saying. It is critical that we should all honour eachother and in an selecting duration we should be severe his views. He is a usually choice primary apportion in this republic and he needs to explain urgently either or not he would do a understanding with a SNP and on what terms.”

11.15

Michael Deacon reports this from a Fallon press conference:

Michael Fallon faced some ungainly questions from a press after his speech, nonetheless he remained ease and steady. Which was impressive, in a way, given that a conflict he’d usually finished on Ed Miliband was confusingly contradictory: apparently Miliband is both too “weak” to run a country, nonetheless also so “ruthless” that he “stabbed his possess hermit in a back”.

In short: he’s too diseased and he’s too tough. Which is it? A publisher sensitive Fallon that, mins earlier, Ed Miliband had described Fallon as “a decent man”; would Fallon lapse a compliment? Fallon paused. “I consider in politics it’s critical we honour a opponents,” he said, somehow handling to contend a loyal face amid a delight from journalists.

11.15

Ken Livingstone isn’t mincing his disproportion over what he thinks of Michael Fallon’s conflict on Ed Miliband:

11.00

Telegraph Political Editor Peter Dominiczak has this violation news: a Conservatives have pushed behind their declaration launch by a day in sequence to give them time to pore over Labour’s. It’s now entrance on Tuesday.

10.53

David Cameron during a John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough

David Cameron has been asked about Michael Fallon’s comments during a revisit to a bureau in Leicestershire. Sadly he wasn’t aske about a personal inlet of his Defence Secretary’s attack. He said:

QuoteOnly a Conservatives are positively guaranteeing a full emissary for Trident. Labour are in difficulty about what they would do with their deterrent.

Ed Miliband can usually get to Downing Street on a behind of Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP are observant not replacing Trident is a red line for them.

What cost would Labour compensate to get into office?

10.48

Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood has reliable that her celebration would also opinion opposite Trident. The votes of a smaller parties could good be pivotal down a line if Labour does form a minority government. She said:

QuoteTrident renovation will be a singular biggest spending joining MPs will opinion on in a subsequent Parliament.

“Plaid Cymru has always cursed and opposite a trash of spending billions of pounds on a weapons complement that is usually not fit for purpose.

“There is no economic, moral, or vital box for Trident. The confidence threats that we face in a 21st century can't be combated by a Cold War relic.

10.47

Nick Clegg has been deliberating a NHS on his Call Clegg LBC show. Ben Riley-Smith reports:

Patients opposite England will be means to have checkups with their doctors nonetheless withdrawal home underneath skeleton to launch an “NHS digital revolution” announced by a Liberal Democrats.

People pang headaches and other “niggles” will be means to use Skype to call their GP for face-to-face appointments while nurses will be given iPads underneath Nick Clegg’s plans.

The routine will be saved by offered off £250 million of NHS asses such as outworn automobile parks and blocks of flats in a initial year of a subsequent parliament.

“We need to assistance a NHS adjust so it is fit for a hurdles of a 21st century,” Mr Clegg said.

“That’s since we have a devise to deliver complicated record that will assistance patients, with some-more doctors’ appointments and repeat prescriptions during a hold of a button.

“Both Ed Miliband and David Cameron have deserted a experts on this. Only a Liberal Democrats have listened.”

A Lib Dem assistance pronounced a routine was “not a approach to force patients to use Skype” nonetheless a means of modernising a NHS.

10.45

Forget a tinkle between Michael Fallon and Ed Miliband, here’s a large story of a day from Bristol, where the Post reports that a Ukip councillor has a tip double life as a porn star. we usually can’t suppose who on earth would find this masculine a turn-on.

10.40

More from Matthew Holehouse with Ed Miliband:

Ed Miliband attacks Michael Fallon over his critique of his position on Trident.

He also attacks Nick Boles, who suggested Putin would rather see Ed Miliband in No 10.

“Michael Fallon is a decent masculine nonetheless currently we consider he has demeaned himself and demeaned his office.

“National confidence is too critical to play politics with. we will never concede on inhabitant security. we will never negotiate divided a inhabitant security.

“The Conservative Party can chuck what they like during me, nonetheless I’m going to combine on what matters to a British people.”

He says he is committed to Trident and a Continuous At Sea Deterrent. On a series of submarines, he says Labour encourage 4 given that’s what a experts contend is indispensable during a moment.

Ed Balls toyed with a thought of slicing it to three, a turn supervision experts contend would meant a complement could no longer be continuous.

“On a quesiton of 4 boats or 3 boats, we will be guided by a experts. The experts contend 4 boats. It’s right to have a review,” he says. He says a Tories are perplexing to emanate multiplication where zero exists.

“Why does a plead deplane into a gutter? Because it is failing.”

David Cameron strait “get a grip” of a plead given “Britain deserves better.”

“I consider David Cameron should be ashamed. He sends out his minions like Michael Fallon to make unfortunate smears.”

Asked about either a stabbing his hermit remarks worry him, he says. “No. we get used to it. And we know what, I’m resilient.”

Ed Miliband

10.38

Here’s Mr Fallon removing personal on a Today Programme this morning:

10.35

Ed Miliband pronounced he was resiliant and didn’t let a personal attacks get to him. His disproportion about Mr Fallon being a “decent man,” were not reciprocated by a Defence Secretary. Asked to contend a same about a Labour Leader, he refused to do so.

10.30

Nick Boles, a Business Minister, has assimilated in a personal attacks:

10.23

Ed Miliband has given a pointy slapdown to Mr Fallon over a “backstabbing” personal attack:

Michael Fallon is a decent masculine nonetheless currently he has demeaned himself and demeaned his office. we consider David Cameron should be ashamed. He’s got zero certain to contend about a republic and he sends out his minions to make unfortunate smears.

Ed Miliband launches his party’s preparation declaration

10.20

Michael Fallon is now speaking. He says it’s unfit to be certain what Labour and a SNP would ready adult if they were combining a government.

Michael Fallon speaks in London

10.17

More from Matthew Holehouse:

Under Labour proposals, vital firms will be thankful to yield apprenticeships if they sinecure abroad workers or if they get state contracts.

He says some firms are “free riding” on a work of others.

10.15

One of a bizarre things about today’s Trident quarrel is that Labour and a Conservatives are kicking 7 bells out of any other notwithstanding carrying broadly identical policies. That’s of march given in a hung parliament, a views of a teenager parties unexpected come into play. Here’s where a parties are:

Projected UK retaliation spending

Telegraph verdict

The large parties consider there are no votes in defence, so they won’t guarantee to accommodate a Nato customary of 2pc of GDP on defence. At a time of of rising tensions with Russia and misunderstanding in a Middle East, that’s certainly shortsighted. And how joyless that presumably critical leaders can’t put a inhabitant seductiveness above electoral calculation

10.14

More from Ben listening in to Nick Clegg:

The Tories are “stuck in Cold War thinking” by desiring Trident should be renewed in a stream form, Nick Clegg has said.

The Deputy Prime Minister pronounced he found a Tories’ preference to contend all 4 arch missle-armed submarines is “surprising” when such extreme spending cuts are also being proposed.

The Liberal Democrats conflict gripping Britain’s continual during sea halt and encourage a routine “based on strait planning” – nonetheless it is misleading what a would meant exactly.

Such a devise would leave Britain nonetheless a arch halt during certain points of a year nonetheless will save billions of pounds.

“It’s startling that they [the Tories] consider this is now a be-all and end-all of their being in politics,” Mr Clegg pronounced on LBC.

10.12

In box we missed it (you meant we had improved things to do with your evening?) Scotland’s leaders clashed final night in their second selecting plead in 48 hours. Here’s what we schooled from it.

10.10

Lord West, a former Labour Defence minister, has been on Radio 5Live. He pronounced he “worries” that Russian President Putin is articulate about nukes again:

QuoteWe have adequate to do a smallest convincing deterrence… We have reduced it right down to a unclothed minimum.”

10.08

Chuka Umunna, a Business Secretary, is vocalization now. Matthew Holehouse reports:

Chuka Umunna says he wants to finish a “snobbery” towards apprenticeships — it is tough to get a place on BAE and Rolls Royce’s tutelage intrigue than it is to get into Oxford or Cambridge, shaped on concentration ratios.

10.05

Michael Fallon is being indicted of going too distant with his personal conflict on Ed Miliband. I’m not suggesting he’s unpopular or anything, nonetheless check out how many supporters he has on Twitter

10.04

Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent, is with Labour:

Speaking during Microsoft in London, Miliband is surveying his skeleton for vocational education.

It will embody guaranteed apprenticeships for those with a grades, mandatory work trust and £50 million for face-to-face careers recommendation definition teenagers are improved sensitive of their options.

He says a work curriculum will encourage “creativity, imagination and being means to dream of a improved future.”

By contrast, a Tories are “narrowing horizons and gloomy creativity”.

Labour will sinecure around 1,000 careers advisers, with one per any dual or 3 schools.

The income will come from a account set adult to dilate entrance to university.

More business people should turn propagandize governors, Tristram Hunt, a shade preparation secretary says.

09.59

Ed Miliband has been launchin his party’s Education manifesto. Here’s what he had to say:

QuoteThe biggest plea Britain faces is scheming a immature people currently for a economy of tomorrow.

“Labour believes a world-class preparation is not a luxury, nonetheless a necessity.

“Young people strait be versed with a right skills, a right trust and a right recommendation they need to succeed.

“Failure to do this will not usually lie a immature people of a decent future, it will lie a republic too.

“But that is what a Tories offer; a recipe for inhabitant decline. A backward-looking, slight and centralising devise spooky with structures.

“Labour has a improved plan; equipping all a children with a skills and trust they need to attain with value from a initial stairs a child takes to a day they ready to walk into a adult world; a extended curriculum charity a best in both vocational and educational skills; a concentration on a top standards in any classroom?; a pathway into work.”

09.40

The Ukip presser on women is substantially a many engaging eventuality of a morning so far.

First, a billboard fell down on Ukip’s communications director:

Then Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn certified some members are sexist.

Quote I’d be somewhat some-more self-critical of a celebration than Suzanne. we consider Nigel himself has pronounced that infrequently UKIP has resembled a rugby bar on your. we consider that’s turn reduction and reduction true.. nonetheless we need to work harder, and there still are occasions when group in a celebration who should know improved have spasmodic resorted to barbarity or chauvinism. And when that happens we make certain we demonstrate my possess displeasure.”

Patrick O’Flynn, Suzanne Evans, Diane James

Then Suzanne Evans, Ukip’s emissary leader, pronounced that objecting to breastfeeding while shopping a duplicate of The Sun is hypocritical.

This notwithstanding Nigel Farage formerly criticising a mom who chose to breastfeed in Claridge’s.

She said: “It was indeed a presenter of a programme who pronounced women should lay in a corner. Nigel never pronounced any such thing. we don’t have a problem with it during all. It’s a healthy thing. Frankly we consider anyone who gets dissapoint about breastfeeding in open and afterwards buys The Sun is a hypocrite. Nigel never pronounced it.”

She also pronounced that Godfrey Bloom, a former Ukip MEP who suggested that a woman’s place is cleaning behind a fridge, is history.

Ukip Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans

09.30

Nick Clegg, a Liberal Democrat leader, has been doing his weekly radio uncover on LBC. Ben Riley-Smith has been listening in:

Calling a arise in fee fees a connoisseur taxation would have saved a a Liberal Democrats “a lot of heartache”, Mr Clegg has pronounced as he was again grilled on a party’s U-turn on a policy.

The Liberal Democrat personality pronounced he had taught a Treasury to rebrand a fees routine after holding bureau in an bid to minimise a domestic impact of a change.

Mr Clegg pronounced he had been thwarted by “pointy-headed” polite servants and have been pang over a routine for years.

It comes after a Deputy Prime Minister pronounced a approach he sole a preference to determine lifting fee fees to £9,000 was his biggest bewail of a final 5 years in Coalition.

The Lib Dem personality was pushed by a listener on LBC Radio since he did not call fee fees a connoisseur tax, given usually those earning over a certain volume after withdrawal university compensate behind a loans.

“It is fundamentally a on-going connoisseur taxation that we introduced … we determine with your denote that if we usually called it that we would have saved a lot of heartache,” Mr Clegg said.

The technical reason it can't be called a connoisseur taxation is “lost in a guts of a Treasury” and was blocked by polite servants for “pointy-headed reasons”, he added.

09.10

More from Michael Deacon with Ukip:

At UKIP press conference, Patrick O’Flynn criticises Michael Fallon for being “personal” opposite Ed Miliband (accusing him of stabbing his hermit David in a back). “Lay off a personal insults,” he says. However he says that Ukip agrees with a renovation of Trident.

09.08

Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s spin arch who was inauspicious to a tiny mud-slinging himself, had this to contend about Michael Fallon’s deeply personal conflict on Ed Miliband:

09.04

And Michael Deacon is with Ukip:

09.01

Ben Riley-Smith is on a highway with Nick Clegg:

Another beautiful day in a South West on a final day of Nick Clegg’s conflict train discuss to a segment – not a cloud in a sky.

The Liberal Democrat personality was on BBC Radio Cornwall environment out his tiny after spending a night by a seashore in Newquay.

He was again pushed on since internal possibilities are not mentioning a Lib Dems or regulating their iconography on leaflets – apropos something of a thesis after Mr Clegg was confronted with a identical yesterday.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s response was a same: It is no “state secret” these MPs are Lib Dems; it is critical they plead their internal impact; if they were broke they would not be appearing with their leader.

The charge currently is to assistance internal possibilities in Cornwall secrete Tory attempts to cook their consistencies. The Prime Minister, who holidays in a region, was down progressing this week trumpeting his enterprise to win here. North Cornwall and Eastleigh will be a concentration of Mr Clegg’s campaigning, before it is behind to London for a Big Yellow Bus.

08.55

So where are we on a arch issue? The Conservatives indicate to Russia’s new charge in a Ukraine to advise that a universe stays uncertain. Here’s who else has nukes – and who could get them?

08.54

Mr Hunt pronounced schools need stability, so a Labour supervision would not lift out any some-more vital reorganisations. The celebration would, however, need teachers to have a scold training qualification.

08.52

Tristram Hunt is now on Today. He’s described a miss of careers recommendation in schools as “a good crime,” and says Labour would use a universtities overdo programme, that they are ostensible to use to attract unpriviledged youngsters, to account a career use that would flog in from a age of 11, permitting them to beam and advise a child as they grow towards their destiny job.

08.37

Ukip are rising their policies for women this morning. It’s not wholly going to plan:

08.33

Poll watchers take note, Labour’s lead has been cut to usually one indicate in a latest from YouGov.

Other lines:

– 40 per cent of people trust David Cameron would make a improved Prime Minister compared to usually 24 per cent for Ed Miliband and usually 7 per cent for Nick Clegg

– 58 per cent of those surveyed conflict a bloc between a Tories and a Lib Dems, with 31 per cent ancillary it.

08.18

Douglas Alexander, a shade unfamiliar secretary, is responding. He’s described Mr Fallon’s talk as “embarrassing,” adding “desperate things from a rattled campaign,” and confirms that Labour would pointer adult to a continual defence.

QuoteThe Tories are like a bleeding cornered animal on this issue. They’re lashing out.”

08.14

Speaking on Today, Mr Fallon is denying he “misjudged” a tinge of his conflict by going approach too personal. He says Mr Miliband’s preference to run opposite his hermit is applicable given it shows a border he would go to, in sequence to squeeze power. He says it’s misleading what “shabby manouvering” and “backstairs deals” Labour would do to win a SNP’s support. Responding to a indicate that a Conservatives did a bloc understanding with a Lib Dems notwithstanding their miss of support for a like-for-like emissary of Trident, observant David Cameron told Nick Clegg he wouldn’t form a supervision unless a Libs concluded to start a routine of renewing a system.

QuoteThis is an emanate of trust and an emanate of leadership. We saw in that caring selecting usually what he would do to get into power. He stood opposite his brother.

“We need to know now what he woud do to get into power. People can not be certain now either we would mislaid a subs as a result.

“Nicola Sturgeon for a SNP has finished it transparent transparent that she would not support a reneal of Trident.”

07.53

Nigel Farage agrees that a Tory conflict is a tiny rich. The Conservatives are undeterred:

Earlier this morning, on Today, a Liberal Democrat’s Sir Nick Harvey reliable that a Liberal Democrats lucky a smaller arch defence, nonetheless a continual sea presence. As a BBC have pointed, this was their position going into 2010, nonetheless a Conservatives were means to form a bloc with them. we theory a disproportion is that it wasn’t one of a Libs’ “red lines” and a preference on Trident wasn’t looming.

07.48

On Sky, Mr Fallon is carrying to urge himself for his personal conflict on Mr Miliband over the fratricide of his brother, David. He claims it’s relevant. He’s entrance adult on a Today Programme in a mo.

07.45

Labour is unfortunate to strew a tab that they would play discerning and lax with a nation’s retaliation – shades of 1983. Shadow retaliation apportion Vernon Coaker has been on Radio 5live:

07.41

Justine Thornton, Ed Miliband’s wife, has given a rather reduction than regretful acount in The Mirror of how she and a Labour personality feel in love. The rascal didn’t respond to her flirting a initial time they met, during a cooking party, given it incited out he was personally dating a host. She usually unequivocally fell for him when they were out campaigning and he kindly patched her adult when she was mauled by a Doberman. Poor Justine! She told a paper’s Ros Wynne Jones:

QuoteCanvassing in a sleet always reminds me of descending in adore with Ed in 2005.

“I had never been out leafleting before and didn’t realize we had to keep your eye out for dogs on a other side of a letterbox.

“I’d been bitten by a Doberman. Ed bandaged me adult and we fell in adore with him.”

Justine Thornton, Ed Miliband’s wife

07.36

It’s not usually Labour Mr Fallon will get personal about. He’ll also report a SNP as “childlike” for unwell to know that unwell to replenish Trident would break Britain’s station in a world.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

07.18

Derek Mckay, a SNP’s Chairman, has finished Mr Fallon a favour, confirming that SNP MPs would never opinion for a renovation of Trident. So if a minority Labour supervision was in office, relying on SNP support on a opinion by opinion basement to sojourn in power, they wouldn’t be means to get legislation on appropriation a new weapons complement by a Commons. Unless a Conservaties rode to a rescue, of course. Mr Mckay told Radio 4’s Today Programme.

QuoteWe would, in no circumstances, opinion for a spending of income on a renovation of Trident.

07.07

Michael Fallon will make a deeply personal conflict on Ed Miliband this morning. In an essay in The Times he’s described him as a “backstabber” for holding on his brother, David, for a leadership. In a plead in London, he’ll advise electorate meditative of subsidy Labour that a supervision led by Miliband would be open to “nuclear blackmail,” as a SNP demanded he give adult Trident as a condition of putting him into power.

The Conservatives will rigourously dedicate to replenish a continual retaliation system, during a cost of £100 billion. Labour’s Chris Leslie discharged Mr Fallon’s warning as “lies and smears”.

Ed Miliband stabbed his possess hermit in a behind to turn Labour leader. Now he is peaceful to gash a United Kingdom in a behind to turn primary minister.”

07.06

Labour will announce that all children would accept one-to-one careers recommendation from a age of 11.

07.02

Today, a parties will cranky swords over defence. Michael Fallon, a Defence Secretary, is delivering a plead in London in that he will contend a SNP would “blackmail” Ed Miliband into scrapping Trident in lapse for putting him into Number 10. “Smears and lies,” contend Labour.

The Labour personality is phenomenon his party’s preparation declaration during 9.30.

David Cameron starts a day in Leicestershire and Nick Clegg is off to North Cornwall after holding partial in his unchanging Call Clegg uncover on LBC.

Nigel Farage is in Thanet and Natalie Bennett is blazing adult some hoary fuels by travelling to Norwich. In a evening,

LBC is hosting a plead between comparison womanlike politicians, with Harriet Harman, Lynne Featherstone, Nicky Morgan and Ukip’s Suzanne Evans.

07.01

Yesterday was all about a non-doms as Ed Miliband announced skeleton to force rich foreigners proprietor in a UK to compensate full taxation on their worldwide gain in a UK. The routine immediately unravelled, amid explain and retaliation about what Ed Balls had or hadn’t pronounced about non-doms in a past. But one thing was clear, the experts were joined in their antithesis to a plan.

07.00

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