'We are not going to get involved in all this nonsense that's going on the other side of the railway tracks, with the other two parties, about negative this and negative that. People are bored with all that stuff.'
Of course you won't Charlie. Others in your party might disagree.
'We will say to them, if you vote for us, we will deliver an end to top-up fees and tuition fees and we will actually go out there and make sure that old people who are suffering from terrible conditions like Alzheimer's get support for their washing and feeding and clothing and so on, and we will get rid of the council tax.'
No you won't. Charlie. Unless the electorate does something unreasonably weird, the most likely outcome of a Liberal Democrat vote is a Tory government. Even if you do manage to hold the balance of power in a hung parliament, how do we know that you won't jump into bed with the Tories?