My prediction, made six months ago, of a hung Parliament with Labour the largest single party and a second election necessary as a decider, as in 1974, has now been take up by so many of the parasitic pundit tittering that it's become an orthodoxy.
So I'd like to modify it. Richard Rose points out that the Tories will do better because they're second in so many Lib-Dem seats that the bursting of the Clegg bubble will throw their way.
More important, the surge of those triumphant losers, the SNP, will take seats from Labour in Scotland reducing Miliband's pathetic lead and putting Britain's smartest political brain in a position to decide the balance of power.
No coalitions.The Libs are damaged goods, UKIP have BO and only two seats, and the Greens a lot of Liberal votes (they love being right but impotent) but no seats.
Labour and the SNP are mortal enemies in Scotland. So Alex will offer support to Labour on a "confidence and supply" basis.
Which takes us back to a 1910 situation when Asquith's Liberals were forced to depend on the Irish Nationalists who made them concede Home Rule as the price for their support. Interesting analogy.
As Asquith said "wait and see".