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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: Syria veto led to US dropping military action

Ed Miliband has appeared to suggest that the United States' decision not to pursue plans for airstrikes against Syria in 2013 was a consequence of his opposition to the move.

Ed Miliband speaking during the BBC debate.

Speaking during this evening's BBC debate, he said: "In 2013, David Cameron came to me [with] Nick Clegg and they said that they wanted to bomb Syria.

"They hadn't thought through the consequences, it wasn't a last resort, so I said 'no'.

"And as a result, the British parliament said 'no', and then President Obama decided not to go ahead with that action."

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