24 February 2015
In just 24 hours, Sir Malcolm Rifkind went from angry defiance to a grim-faced acceptance that he would have to quit his job as an MP and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee.
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.
A £1bn British army contract to replace its Apache attack helicopters is being held up due to lobbying by the firm Augusta Westland, say Whitehall insiders.
Rolling political coverage in text and video with all the key moments and reaction from Today and Breakfast through to Newsnight.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett calls for a "peaceful political revolution" at May's election to end the "failed experiment of austerity".
A Labour government would guarantee free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners and protect the value of the state pension, Ed Miliband says.
James Landale's in-depth profile of the UKIP leader
The Greens want to tax and spend more and get Labour to do it too
Judging by the direct marketing, this could be a tea towel election
Why migration is changing almost everything
How many leaders have other countries had in TV debates?
Is Labour making a mess of Bradford West?
Can the right packaging change your vote?
Lessons from history - Nixon, Reagan and Sarkozy's tips
and broken promises. Miranda Green reviews the political week
How are parties faring in the opinion polls?
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