Charles Kennedy has ruled out any coalition deal with the Tories after the next election.
Fair enough - but what about the other Liberal Democrats around the country who are 'propping up' the big parties? Surely they aren't just opportunists who would attack other parties for working in coalition, but then do the same thing after local elections? Surely the Tory/LibDem coalition in Birmingham couldn't be just a mechanism for John Hemming to boost his public profile in advance of his fourth attempt to conquer Birmingham Yardley?
Only the most cynical amongst us could believe that they could stoop so low.