24 February 2015
In just 24 hours, Sir Malcolm Rifkind went from angry defiance to a grim-faced acceptance that he would have to quit his job as an MP and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee.
A Labour government would guarantee free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners and protect the value of the state pension, Ed Miliband has said.
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Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a Hung Parliament.
Plaid Cymru will demand equal funding for Wales and Scotland in any Westminster coalition talks after the general election.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will "do his best" not to attack his opponents personally during the election campaign.
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