Also: Scottish Labour fear far-left infiltration; Plaid debate fate of former leader; Welsh Labour criticise ‘toxic’ leadership race; and nationalists bid to rechristen Londonderry.
Also: UKIP predict Welsh success; DUP deny Robinson retirement allegations; Burnham pledges to let Labour stand in Northern Ireland; and Plaid disciplines Wood critic.
Also: Police Scotland referred to UN over stop and search; more woe for Wood as she scrapes top of Plaid list; and Brit plot to transplant Hong Kong to NI revealed.
Also: Jones allies with Sturgeon on EU; SNP set to storm Scottish elections; opposition grows to Welsh e-cig ban; and SDLP leader to resign Stormont seat.
Another region, another strong Conservative result against a mismanaged Labour campaign plagued by local miseries.
Also: Northern Irish Labour denounce bar on contesting elections; SNP suspend members who harassed Murphy; Robinson calls for pan-UK unionist fightback.
The need to fight separately in the campaign has not hardened Tory hearts against a second coalition with Nick Clegg’s party.
If the Conservatives have won more votes and seats, and their Commons support looks bigger than Labour’s, it would be a counsel of despair to hand over to Miliband.
“The Welsh nationalists, the Greens, and the Scottish National Party are willing to support Labour – at a price, and I think there is no doubt what that price will be.”
Through the mass of parties, we can see the contours of two opposed and increasingly solid political blocs composed along traditional lines.
The five of them go head-to-head.
“Is it the case that you would rather see David Cameron go back into Downing Street than work with the SNP?”
Also: the DUP rule out any formal parliamentary arrangement with the SNP; and the Tories grant the Welsh Assembly powers of redefinition.
Ed Miliband’s party is only the sixth least popular choice as a potential Conservative coalition partner. Read all about it.
Take it all with a pinch of salt. Do your best and, cometh the hour, “treat those two imposters just the same”.