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Labour and SNP 'close to post-election deal'

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon are "at the altar, and preparing to sign the register" on a post-election deal, according to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.

Sturgeon made the Labour leader an offer to join forces to help him become Prime Minister during the TV debates.

But David Cameron has warned there would be more borrowing and higher taxes if Miliband goes ahead with the deal.

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Miliband says 'thanks but no thanks' to SNP offer

Ed Miliband insisted his message to Nicola Sturgeon is "thanks but no thanks" following her offer of a vote-by-vote deal to help him become Prime Minister.

"Vote Labour for a Labour government," Miliband told an audience of young people in Lincoln today.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon made the offer during last night's debate. Credit: PA Wire

"I think lots and lots of people are jumping way ahead here. I'm working for a majority Labour government," he said.

"I believe we can win a majority Labour government. Let's actually see what happens on May 7."

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