Couple of great posts Barney, and pretty much agree with you other than UKIP. I just can't take them seriously. Nigel is pretty good, but he is surrounded by idiots. But they have made the likes of Europe and immigration key agenda points for all the parties, which is a good thing.
SNP wise, I was only being tongue in cheek when I started this thread...
Now all of a sudden it looks like it could be a reality, with a genuine possibility of a hung parliament with the SNP in power in Westminster
Tory talk of selling off more local authority housing stock make me want to weep and at this rate their will be no brass left in the cupboard, let alone silver or gold
I'd put money on the fact that if Ed loses the election, we'll very quickly see a new leader. Maybe Ed Balls for no other reason than I love his name