The Conservatives have promised to increase the income tax threshold further, something the Liberal Democrats have campaigned supported for years.
Gordon Brown, in pole position in the event of a no vote to be hailed as the man who saved the union, has crafted a detailed plan for a post-referendum constitutional settlement in the UK, including a new role for an elected House of Lords as an arbiter in disputes between the four nations.
The 307-year-old union between Scotland and England hangs by a thread as a fresh Guardian/ICM poll put the yes vote in next week's referendum just two percentage points behind those supporting no.
Support for Scottish independence has fallen by three points in the latest YouGov poll, which has confirmed that the no vote is back in the lead with less than a week before the referendum.
Scotland's referendum battle swung back towards the no camp on Wednesday night when an opinion poll gave the pro-union side a six-point lead, suggesting the sudden surge in backing for independence had subsided.
The Liberal Democrats have unveiled their 77 page long pre-manifesto. The document sets out the party’s continued vision for a federal UK.
The United Kingdom faces the "disastrous" prospect of losing its Trident nuclear deterrent and its permanent seat on the United Nations security council if Scotland votes for independence, the former prime minister Sir John Major has warned.
Tensions between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats over how to counter the terrorism threat from extremists have been exposed as Paddy Ashdown accuses Tory ministers of "kneejerk" responses and of stoking fear in the minds of the British people.
Ed Miliband has overturned a narrow Tory advantage to take a commanding seven point lead after a bruising week for David Cameron in the wake of the resignation of Baroness Warsi over the Gaza crisis, according to a new Guardian / ICM poll.
Nick Clegg has said Boris Johnson will have to "come clean" about his steely political ambitions underneath his bumbling persona during what is likely to be a year of feverish speculation about his designs on the Conservative leadership.
Severing ties with the ECHR will only serve to remove the political independence of our rights framework and open the system to abuse and political tactics
Nick Clegg has opted out of David Cameron’s government reshuffle this week, instead choosing to make his own changes in October.
The structural problems that the Conservative party faces facilitate Labour's dominance in the future.