Scottish independence: how the Tories became pariahs

Maggie In Hard Hat

On one account Ed Miliband decided to tell David Cameron on Monday he would not be at prime minister's questions on Wednesday because he wanted to campaign in Scotland, and somehow, either in the meeting or shortly afterwards, it emerged the Tory leader would also skip PMQs for Scotland.

Nigel Farage in talks with Rupert Murdoch

Nigel Farage during a Facebook chat

Nigel Farage has had a "good chat" with Rupert Murdoch about the defection of Tory MPs to the anti-EU party, the Ukip leader has disclosed, in a development set to cause concern for the prime minister.