Only the vagaries of Britain's first-past-the-post "winner-takes-all" electoral system stands between the Labour Party and obliteration.
The televised sessions have been crucial in changing the entire direction of the campaign. Gordon Brown and (especially) David Cameron must be kicking themselves.
There are four dedicated candidates in this race who could all ably represent the people of the Vale of Glamorgan. That kind of dedication would make Mr. Smith very proud indeed.
With the arrival of a third party in the spotlight, there is a major chance of significant change -- not so much in the individual politician, but in the way we do politics in the United Kingdom.
After two impressive performances in televised debates between leaders of the three major political parties in the run up to the UK's May 6 general el...
TV debates encourage us to judge politicians with the values of Hollywood. The danger is that in the minds of many viewers, cogent policies take second place to whiter teeth or a stronger jawline.