Archive of 21 April 2010

Nick Clegg stresses a point at his morning press conference earlier today

Clegg rejects Brown's olive branch

Gordon Brown's overtures for a progressive alliance with the Liberal Democrats seem to be dead in the water, with Nick Clegg calling the prime minister "desperate".

  • Facebook has aided Luton South's Joe Hall

    Facebook fuels Luton South outsider

    An independent candidate standing in the crucial Labour-Conservative Luton South marginal has given his campaign a boost by attracting more Facebook supporters than those of almost all the Cabinet.

  • Nick Clegg stresses a point at his morning press conference earlier today

    Unemployment rises

    Unemployment has risen by 43,000 in the last three months compared to the previous quarter.

  • Lib Dems: 'We know who the fields are voting for'

    Rural Tories spot Lib Dem weak spot

    Conservatives defending the marginal West Worcestershire seat are attacking the Liberal Democrats' national policies as the local party looks to make an impressive gain.

  • Brown is "a desperate politician and I just do not believe him", Clegg says

    Clegg lashes out at the PM

    A highly personal attack on Gordon Brown by Nick Clegg in today's Daily Telegraph casts serious doubt on whether the two men will ever be able to work together in the event of a hung parliament.  

  • Lichfield cathedral

    BNP candidates to be banned from church hustings

    Clergy in the Midlands have been asked to ban BNP candidates from speaking at candidates' hustings debates organised by churches.

  • New Conservative poster

    Tory poster 'unlikely to win new votes'

    A new Conservative poster campaign pledging to cut benefits for those who "refuse to work" will appeal to core Tory voters in lower income groups but is unlikely to sway marginal voters, according to ITV polling company ComRes.

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