UKIP has surged into second place but it won't be troubling Labour next Thursday.
The party should radically devolve power and budgets to bridge the gap between "representative" and "responsible" government.
If the left could get a few more "normal" people into politics, perhaps it wouldn’t be left to the reactionary right to shake up the political establishment.
The former UKIP MEP resorts to ableism during a debate at the Oxford Union.
Uniforms for taxi drivers? Old-fashioned colours on trains? Just some of the crap UKIP included in its manifesto for the 2010 election, as revealed to Nigel Farage on the Daily Politics.
It is precisely the UKIP leader's flippancy and his lack of formality that voters find endearing.
UKIP trails Labour by six points but, as in 2009, the party is hoping for a late surge in the polls.
Labour will end the year ahead in the polls, Scotland will reject independence by a double-digit margin and Ed Balls will remain shadow chancellor.
The PM's Ukip-style positioning on immigration is viewed as weakness or blackmail by the rest of the EU.