Sunday, 18 April 2010

Vote for Change

Well, the election of 2010 is now shaping up to be a classic. The first of the leaders' debates, and Nick Clegg's performance, has shaken up the polls in the most extraordinary way.

At the start of the campaign, the Lib Dems would probably have counted themselves lucky to hang on to the 62 MPs they currently have - now the aim must surely be higher.

Of course, there are still 3 weeks to go, and a lot can happen in that time - particularly in the two remaining debates. Of course, polls are notoriously unreliable, although there have been a clutch over the weekend suggesting this has truly transformed into a 3-way election. Of course, the higher profile of Clegg and the party will lead to higher scrutiny and greater attacks.

But... There is a real sense of a sea change in attitudes. A perception that the third party isn't just about making up the numbers and playing fantasy politics. A realisation that the political landscape can be changed, and changed permanently.

It really is time to Vote for Change. Not, though, for the Tories, but for the Lib Dems and a new future for British politics.


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