.."In politics, stupidity is not a handicap…” Napoleon Bonaparte

On then to tonights debate. Perhaps, I might even make it to this one although on past form I very much doubt it. Having talked so much but said so little in the previous debates I can't imagine it will be any different tonight. They're all so scared of dropping a bollock, especially after yesterdays little fiasco, that I can't believe they will be in the least bit forthcoming.

They may in fact not wish to come out on top tonight  if they read remarks by US economist David Hale who told an Australian news outlet last week that Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank, said to him that given the severity of the budget cuts the UK must endure..... whoever wins the election will be out of power for a generation. Discuss!

Watching the car crash in slow motion that is Greece and the rest of Club Med who are doing a fairly decent reprise of the Lehman/Bear pile up, I can only reflect that if we were in the Euro, as Cleggie would wish us to be, the long suffering British taxpayer would also currently be facing a bill for some £20bn something to bail out the tax dodging, lying Greeks. If I were Cameron tonight; I'd be focusing in on this with laser precision.

In fact, old Cleggie's had a fairly decent run of things. He's getting along swimmingly just by letting the others cock things up. In fact, he's even had the odd day off which on current political form appears to be just the right thing to do. Things though are about to change.

I said last week that things were about to get dirty; after tonight they're going to get downright ugly. I strongly suspect that the rabid Attack Dogs of the press, who have been working furiously over the past weeks, are going to let rip this weekend and nothing, but nothing, will be out of bounds.

If I were Cleggie, I'd be prepared for forensic public scrutiny of his expenses and finances going back to his MEP days and his attitude toward education amongst other things. His policies will be shredded, which won't be difficult given how flaky they are, but I fully expect Europe and immigration to be close to the top. If I were him, I'd be rattling any skeletons in the cupboard and dragging them out before it's done for him.

Anyone wishes to avoid a broken TV set at home might consider SKY 1 and the return of the brilliantly written comedy Modern Family. No contest really,