In the event of a hung parliament, the former First Minister is likely to be the SNP MP to do the deals.
Chuka Umunna and Roberto Mangabeira Unger set out a five point plan to overcome the constraint low productivity imposes on national prosperity.
British democracy faces a challenge: change or die
The codebreaker, Alan Turing, received a posthumous royal pardon in December 2013. But now his relatives are campaigning for the pardon to be extended to all gay men convicted under gross indecency laws.
"Burning hatred for the Tory party".
The cast of Channel 4’s hit show talk politics.
75 per cent of Labour's parliamentary candidates oppose renewing Britain's nuclear deterrent - including some in the party's safest seats.
Gisela Stuart, Labour's MP for Birmingham Edgbaston has said that the party should not dismiss the possibility of doing a deal with the Tories, in the form of a "grand coalition".
Supporters of the three anti-Conservative parties must put aside the disagreements of the last five years - and vote tactically
The Green party's plea for its leader and its MP to appear in one debate each has been declined by the broadcasters.
As the activists' darling launches his re-election campaign in the Lake District, he struggles to deflect questions about his next move.
Without money to spend, the next Labour government will need other levers other than big spending to tackle poverty
We climbed on board the Operation Black Vote bus last week, as it launched its campaign to register black and minority ethnic voters ahead of the election.
Recent attention on the Kremlin has focussed on its revanchism abroad and its treatment of opposition at home. But its soft-power advance into Britain has gone almost unnoticed
The far-right movement Pegida is having their first rally outside their native Germany in Newcastle today. Only a radical politics can turn the tide.
Tuition fees reflect the cultural drift towards the acquisition of money as the most important thing in life.
Labour seems almost ashamed of its attempts to open up politics in London
Labour's tuition fee policy isn't as bad as I feared. It's still pretty dire.
Dan Jarvis addresses Unison
Devolution has to be about more than transferring power from one unaccountable structure in London to another in Manchester, Lisa Nandy argues
The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament.
Three new forecasts published today reiterate how similar predictions are for this election – and that a hung parliament appears to be an inevitability.
If the £9,000 fees deterred even one bright student from attending a university and fulfilling their potential, then this coalition's hike in fees has been a travesty.
Ed Miliband and Ed Balls attack the coalition's fees model for betraying young people and piling billions onto the national debt, and pledge to reduce the headline fee by £3,000
Labour is proposing a cut in tuition fees, but it was the party that made students pay in the first place.
Using the Job Centre has exposed me to institutionalised bullying, poorly-chosen medical experts, and incompetence, says Gary Boyd. So I've decided to do something about it
Hundreds of man hours lost to the economy, and a severe failure when it comes to cancer patients. It's time for NHS reform.
Plus, why Wolf Hall should have character stats flash up - so you can remember who destroyed the most monastaries.
The evidence is clear: more equal societites are happier than unequal ones. Other countries achieve it - Britain must do better.