Leader says 'I am not the kingmaker' as he backtracks from praise for Thatcher at party's spring conference and attempts to deflect talk of a hung parliament. Political Editor Jane Merrick reports
Unemployment is still on course to soar above three million despite better-than-expected jobless figures, it was warned today.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg faced a major test of his authority tonight as his own frontbenchers stepped up criticism of his plans for public spending cuts.
Defeated leadership rival among targets of leader's unguarded remarks