Regardless of what happens in Clacton and Rochester and Strood in the coming by-elections, this shows very clearly that the chances of the Conservative Party of being able to form a coalition in 2015 are slim,
Prime Minister David Cameron managed to keep the Union together with no little amount of scaremongering and straightforward lies and deceit - the same kind of scaremongering, lies and deceit used to avoid a Referendum on British Membership of the EU. Winning elections and gaining representatives is one thing. Losing them because those elected to represent the Conservative Party no longer believe in the Conservative Party is quite another.
Not long ago, in many areas across Britain, Conservative Party Councillors were wiped out. Many long standing Councillors were so aware of the situation that they chose not to stand just to avoid the embarrassment of defeat.