Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, April 19, 2010

At present they are second in the polls. The psephologists say that doesn't translate into seats. That's presently unclear I think because voting patterns are strange and many people on both the left and right are changing how they vote.

Perhaps more importantly the Conservatives and Labour have started Liberal bashing. That's surely misguided as it means a massive publicity campaign for the Liberals' policies This is also the election in which few are keen on any party. A great many voters' intentions seem to be not-the-Conservatives or not-Labour. In that environment criticism by those parties could increase the Liberal vote

It's the most interesting election in ages.