There are just 10 days left before the 2015 UK general election.
Now is it just me or has this campaign been rather dull? Sure the excitement in 2010 was from the LibDems and we all know how toxic that turned out to be.
Things could get interesting though. With no outright majority expected (as opinion polls suggest) a coalition is on the cards but with the LibDem support collapsing and UKIP not making the huge gains some expected this leaves the Tories and Labour in a difficult situation, especially as Labour have ruled out any dealings with the SNP.
In 2010 and 2011 there were murmurs in the media and political circles that the coalition wouldn’t last its term forcing an early reelection, which of course didn’t materialise.
Could it be different this time? Could failure by any party to form a coalition start the mechanism for a second election? And if so, how would that effect the electorate?
Progressive alliance, yes it was bound to be spoken about, the progressive alliance that Nicola Sturgeon talked about on the live TV debates. Could a second election see both the Tories and Labour face a kicking to the benefit of the smaller parties allowing for a centre-left progressive alliance?
Only time will tell but the election itself may only be the beginning, rather than the end.