The former Labour MP, David Blunkett, has warned Ed Miliband that in the event the SNP gains a landslide victory depriving labour of seats in Scotland, Miliband ‘will have to reach across political divide’.
Speaking on The World at One, Blunkett said: “We have a situation where Labour could win scores of seats across in England and Wales and see themselves unable to offer a majority Labour government because of what’s happened in one part of the UK.”
Blunkett continued by saying the threat to Labour this election is worse than that of 1983, where the party declined to its lowest level since the universal franchise in 1928.
Grant Shapps the Tory chairman responded to Blunkett’s comments by saying that they were not in line with Ed Miliband’s claim of not dealing with the SNP on May 8th to form a government.
Shapps, who last week was featured in a Guardian investigation after changes were made to his Wikipedia entry, said “This is the first crack in the Labour’s dam…A former Labour Home Secretary admits what all the polls are saying.”
Ed Miliband will shortly appear on the BBC Question Time special, the final televised debate will see the Labour leader, interviewed by David Dimbleby after he interviews the PM David Cameron. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will also interviewed.