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Guardian general election editorials: 1918-2015

<b>2 June 2017</b><b>:</b> The Guardian view on the election: it’s Labour<p>‘Mr Corbyn has shown that the party might be the start of something big rather than the last gasp of something small. On 8 June, Labour deserves our vote.’<p><b>2 May 2015:</b> Britain confronts a profound choice. Labour offers the best chance of a …

Elections

Five graphs that show Labour faces obliteration in Scotland at the hands of the SNP

Ed Miliband should be very worried as he visits Edinburgh today, while Nicola Sturgeon will be thrilled by the latest polls<p>The gap between the SNP and Labour's support in Scotland has widened further – pointing to a near-wipeout of Ed Miliband's party.<p>These graphs will leave Mr Miliband very …

General Election Right To Buy Pledge Would Face Legal Challenge, Housing Association Warns

The Tories' headache over extending 'right to buy' worsened as a housing association warned it would take legal action if it were forced to sell its …

Cameron crackdown on tax havens 'purely political gesture', says Tory peer

David Maclean, Baron Blencathra, wrote to Cayman Islands in 2014 that transparency push was to head off G8 pressure and EU’s financial transaction tax<p>A Conservative peer has described David Cameron’s flagship G8 anti-tax avoidance initiative as a “purely political gesture” designed to head off …

United Kingdom

2015 general election could be the most unpredictable vote in living memory

Rise of Green party and Ukip and the Facebook generation’s growing influence have killed the old order and all bets are off<p>Political pundits are hedging their bets as never before. Their crystal balls reveal only a thick fog of uncertainty. They can agree on one thing – that it is impossible to say …

Politics: what is confidence and supply?

An agreement between political parties that is less formal than a full-blown coalition but one that allows a minority party to play a part in government. Under “C&S”, as it is sometimes called, a smaller party, or parties, agree to support a larger party on its budget and any other votes in which …

Elections

A guide to the British general election for non-Brits

Who’s going to win, how does the voting system work, and how could Scotland decide the election? Esther Addley guides us through the complexities of the UK system ahead of Thursday’s vote<p>On Thursday, voters across the four nations of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern …

Elections

Mapped: where is Ukip's support strongest? Where there are no immigrants

What happens when you put a map of Ukip voters next to a map of immigrants in England and Wales? It turns out the two have very little in common<p>Do those who oppose immigration actually know any immigrants?<p>And, conversely, do those who sing its praises ever feel its effects?<p>These are questions at …

Geography