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Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.

Soldier's killer is jailed for life

An Irish republican terrorist was jailed for life yesterday after he admitted the murder of a British soldier outside an Army recruitment office 18 years ago.

Lib-Lab deal 'would not happen with Clegg'

Labour would demand the resignation of Nick Clegg before doing a deal with the Liberal Democrats in a future hung parliament, a senior Labour figure has said.

Matthew Norman: The least inspiring contest ever

You have to praise the lads, at this particular moment in the publishing cycle, for doing what they can to deflect accusations that the party is riven by babyish in-fighting

Man remanded over soldier's 1992 murder

A 36-year-old man was today remanded in custody for a week charged with murdering a soldier outside an Army recruitment office in 1992.

Balls attacks Brown for ignoring immigration

Ed Balls, the Labour leadership contender, criticised his political mentor yesterday when he accused Gordon Brown of blundering by ignoring the immigration issue before the general election.

Owners hope sale of MeetingZone conference call group will raise £50m

The owners of MeetingZone, the Oxfordshire-based conference call group, have put the business up for sale and hope to raise £50m.

'Easy Rider' star loses battle against cancer

Dennis Hopper, the American actor, writer and director once described by Peter Fonda as 'a little fascist freak', dies at the age of 74

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Already chosen for a collaboration by Plan B, great things are predicted for London-based French soul singer Sophie Delila.

Mary Dejevsky: The moment I turned into Gillian Duffy

It's shaming, I know. But within minutes of arriving at the dealership to deliver the car for a routine service, I had a Gillian Duffy moment.

Captain Beckford rewards manager's gamble

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Brown's legacy may be a party never again able to rule alone

In the last of his dispatches on the party leaders, Donald Macintyre is struck by the indomitability of a man facing an electoral disaster that could scar the movement he loves for generations

Armando Iannucci: The Duffy affair turned the media into a pack of shrieking gibbons

Brown's gaffe shed a light on what the media machine can do when it's taken too much Red Bull

John Curtice: All still to play for as a Tory majority is far from assured

Only one thing seems reasonably certain about what will be unveiled when the ballot boxes are opened on Thursday night: the Conservatives will win most votes. Beyond that, all is uncertainty and potential flux.

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