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Labour Denies Party Press Officer Pulled Over BBC Cameraman - Video Seems To Show Otherwise

(19) Comments | Posted 23 April 2015 | (10:23)

The Labour Party has been forced to deny that one of its press officers pulled over a BBC cameraman during a campaign visit by Ed Miliband.

As the video above shows, the cameraman falls to the floor in the press scrum as the Labour leader gets...

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Kay Burley Finally Get Boris Johnson To Admit It Would Be 'Wonderful' To Be Conservative Leader

(17) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (16:15)

Boris Johnson has said it would be a "wonderful thing" to be leader of the Conservative Party - after much prodding from Sky News' Kay Burley.

The London mayor, who is seeking a return to parliament as an MP on May 7, is widely seen as a likely successor to...

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Alex Salmond Jokes He Will Be Writing Labour's Budget, In Video Tweeted By David Cameron

(40) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (14:22)

"This footage will shock you," David Cameron tweeted on Wednesday morning. "Alex Salmond laughs & boasts he’ll write Labour’s budget. Vote Conservative to stop it." The prime minister posted a video of the former SNP leader joking that it would be him, not Ed Balls, who...

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David Cameron Caught On TV Joking About Alex Salmond Pinching His Wallet

(242) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (12:51)

David Cameron has been caught joking about Alex Salmond pinching people's wallets in remarks broadcast after a TV interview ended.

The prime minister, who had just done a viewer call-in on ITV's This Morning, made the comment as host Phillip Schofield moved on to the next...

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Angela Eagle Interview: We Must Not Be Complacent, Gay People Are 'Still Being Beaten Up'

(15) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (10:58)

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Shadow cabinet minister Angela Eagle speaks to The Huffington Post at the launch of Labour's LGBT manifesto about the party's priorities, the "horrific" incidents of self-harm among young gay people, homophobic bullying, the danger of complacency and Nicola Sturgeon's SNP

Angela...

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Tory Candidate's Leaflet Asks People To Vote For 'Name Surname' On May 7

(6) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (10:27)

The Conservative party's candidate in East Ham has left some voters in his area a bit confused, after encouraging them to vote for "Name Surname" on polling day.

Stephen Timms, the sitting Labour MP, gleefully pointed out an error on one of the leaflets sent by...

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Watch Paddy Ashdown Say 'Bastards' Live On The BBC Seven Times In Four Minutes

(50) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (11:10)

Lord Ashdown said the word "bastards" seven times in four minutes on BBC News at lunchtime on Tuesday, which must be a new record.

The former Lib Dem leader was asked by the BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith what he thought of John Major's warning about a...

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Sadiq Khan Interview: Labour Would Win The Election 'Easily' If We Weren't Losing Scotland To The SNP

(134) Comments | Posted 20 April 2015 | (21:51)

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Shadow cabinet minister Sadiq Khan speaks to The Huffington Post about how Ed Miliband's found his "mojo", the collapse of Labour's support in Scotland, the threat from Ukip, immigration mugs, why the party needs to "amplify the noise", whether he wants...

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BBC General Election Debate Audience Lied To Bias Crowd Against Nigel Farage, Ukip Suggests

(404) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (23:16)

Ukip has suggested members of Thursday's televised general election debate audience lied about their political opinions in order to bias the room against Nigel Farage.

During the debate, Farage took issue with the studio audience in Westminster for appearing not to be on his side. The Ukip leader...

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BBC Election Debate Prompts This Very Strong 'Oh Please' Face From Ed Miliband

(44) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (20:31)

Nigel Farage began Thursday night's televised leaders' debate with a prolonged criticism of Ed Miliband. And the Labour leader's face told viewers everything they needed to know about what he thought.

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Nicola Sturgeon Says Voters Will 'Never Forgive' Ed Miliband During Heated BBC Election Debate

(95) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (19:41)

Nicola Sturgeon has pleaded with Ed Miliband to do a deal with the SNP after the election in order to "kick David Cameron out of Downing Street".

On current polling it looks like Labour will fall short of an overall majority on May 7 - in...

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'I'm Voting Ukip,' Schoolboy Tells A Surprised Tristram Hunt

(259) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (13:58)

If David Cameron thought he came off bad when that schoolgirl planted her head on her desk in apparent despair, at least the prime minister did not run into this other child at the same time.

Labour's shadow education secretary was speaking to children at a primary school...

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Nick Clegg Warns Of Right Wing Threat From Tory-Ukip 'Blukip' Alliance

(147) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (12:05)

There is a "right-wing threat to Britain" from the prospect of David Cameron being "held to ransom" by Ukip, the DUP and his own backbenchers, Nick Clegg has warned.

The deputy prime minister said if the Tory party attempted to govern without an outright majority in the Commons, Mr Cameron...

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David Cameron Attacked For Avoiding TV Election Debate

(26) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (10:12)

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of running scared, as the prime minister will not be taking part in this evening's televised election debate.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has complained to the BBC about his exclusion from the so-called Challengers Debate which will feature the leaders of parties not...

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Ukip Manifesto Crowd Boo Telegraph Reporter For Asking Nigel Farage A Question About Race

(310) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (12:17)

A journalist was loudly booed and heckled by Ukip members at the party's manifesto launch on Wednesday for asking Nigel Farage about the number of non-white faces featured in the document.

Chris Hope, The Daily Telegraph's senior political correspondent, asked the Ukip leader: "Are you happy that the only black...

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Nick Clegg Insists 'Momentum Is Building' Behind Lib Dems In Election Campaign

(22) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (10:50)

Nick Clegg has said just a "few hundred votes" could decide whether the Liberal Democrats return to government after the general election, as he insisted his party would do far better than expected on May 7.

Launching the Lib Dem manifesto in London today, the deputy...

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Ukip Immigration Spokesman Steven Woolfe Admits To Internal Disagreements Over Immigration

(63) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (09:53)

Ukip's migration spokesman Steven Woolfe has admitted he disagreed with the author of the party's manifesto about immigration policy.

Ahead of the party's manifesto launch today, The Daily Telegraph reported Woolfe was overheard in a pub complaining that Suzanne Evans did not understand Ukip's core policy...

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Michael Gove Accused On Newsnight By Emily Maitlis Of Hiding Truth About Cuts

(221) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (23:07)

Michael Gove has refused to rule out cuts to child benefit under a Conservative government, should the party win the general election on May 7.

In an interview with Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis on Tuesday evening, Gove was pressed over where the axe would fall on public spending if David...

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Michael Gove Accidentally Admits It's Too Late For The Conservatives To Win The Election

(21) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (15:29)

This encounter between Conservative chief Whip Michael Gove and a BBC reporter shows the danger of replying to a question that you have not quite heard correctly.

Unless of course the cabinet minister has given up all hope of a Tory victory on May 7.

Chris Gibson, a politics...

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David Cameron Promises Voters A 'Good Life' As Conservatives Switch To Positive Message

(252) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (11:17)

David Cameron promised a Conservative government would deliver a "good life" for voters today, as he attempted to inject a more positive vision into a general campaign that has been criticised for being too negative and narrow in focus.

Launching the Tory manifesto in Swindon, the...

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