Trident is set to be the big issue today — but the fight isn't just about policy. Several newspapers have splashed on the news that the Tories are attempting to embarrass Labour over whether they would allow the SNP to box them into scrapping our nuclear deterrent. To help guide you through the melée of stories and spin, here is a summary of today’s main stories.
1. Fallon vs. Miliband
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has launched an attack on Ed ‘backstabber’ Miliband in the Times today — claiming that he would trade renewing Trident for SNP support to prop up his government. ‘Ed Miliband stabbed his own brother in the back to become Labour leader. Now he is willing to stab the United Kingdom in the back to become prime minister,’ writes Fallon. Such a highly personal attack from a senior Conservative has given Labour ammunition to claim that Labour are taking this campaign into the gutter. Tim Montgomerie certainly thinks it was unnecessarily personal.