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SNP launches manifesto vowing 'alternative to austerity'

The SNP has launched its General Election manifesto, with a pledge to work toward "progressive" change in Westminster. The main points include:

  • Block the renewal of Trident
  • Increase Government spending by 0.5% per year above inflation
  • Restore the 50p top rate of income tax for anyone earning over £150,000
  • End zero-hours contracts
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Farage accuses rivals of 'appeasement' over Scotland

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accued David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg of "appalling weakness in the face of the aggressive tactics of the SNP", which he says will "threaten the future of the United Kingdom".

Mr Farage was speaking in response to the SNP's election manifesto, which was launched this morning.

Only UKIP will stand up for the interests of English voters and Welsh voters too. Only UKIP says that votes on matters only affecting England should be limited to English MPs at every stage of the legislative process.

– Nigel Farage

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