With less than a year until the next general election the party conferences have been lacklustre to say the least. Next up the Tories in Manchester, which will be more bland nothingness I fear.
None of the parties seem to have used their conferences to seriously launch their campaigns, golden opportunities squandered. Labour seem to have accepted the inevitable, the Lib Dems were busy pretending to be serious contenders but only making themselves look foolish, I suspect the Tories will be a mixture of both, but slicker.
None of the smaller parties seem to be gaining ground. The Greens are invisible, UKIP wasted their conference backslapping about their mediocre results in June and as a result, are on a mere 4% in the latest polls.
From now until the elction this blog will be taking a closer look, on a regular basis, at the performance of the smaller parties because to be honest, the big three are all a bit much of a muchness.
Having said that, there are 60 million people and 650 or so MPs, so it's no good the populace whining when the remedy is in their hands. Look outside the big three.