Election 2015 time for choice:Cameron and Miliband
David Cameron will push policies he claims cut tax for 30 million people, saying voters have an “inescapable choice” between him or .
The Labour leader says people face “no bigger choice” than on the NHS and that the Tories want more privatization.
The Lib Dems pledge to invest fines for bank rate-rigging in health equipment. Leader Nick Clegg will set out plans to spend the £227m fine imposed on Deutsche Bank on “high-value” machinery, such as CT and MRI scanners, and on air ambulance charities.
In other election news:
Scotland’s party leaders have clashed over public spending cuts in a foreign media debate.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood will appeal for the support of women and young people, telling them Wales needs their “vision, idealism and energy”.
Mr Clegg and Mr Miliband will appear at an event run by community campaign charity Citizens UK. Sajid Javid stands in for Mr Cameron.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is giving a speech on immigration.
The main parties are seeking to drive home their central messages, with Mr Cameron highlighting a pledge to raise the point at which people start paying income tax and saying the Conservatives offer “a strong economy and a brighter future”.
He will tell a party rally that Labour would be unable to govern without support from the SNP, which polls suggest could make widespread gains in Scotland.
“By Friday you’ll either have Ed Miliband or me as your prime minister,” he will say.
“It’s that simple – an inescapable choice: me leading a strong and stable government, or with him: the chaos of being held to ransom by the SNP.”
Mr Miliband will call on the Conservatives to “come clean” on plans for the NHS, claiming they would implement further reorganization of services and more private sector involvement.
“We know that if David Cameron wins a second term there will be a drive for more privatization, more broken promises and more people waiting longer for treatment,” he will say.
“There is no bigger choice at this election than the future direction of our National Health Service, the bedrock of security for so many working people in our country.”