Yes, the LibDems should come under very close scrutiny now over their policies. But I hope we don't see any more of the kind of article in this week's Mail on Sunday which questions Nick Clegg's 'Britishness'. In fact, the article itself merely points out his cosmopolitan background, but the headline is objectionable:
HIS WIFE IS SPANISH, HIS MOTHER DUTCH, HIS FATHER HALF-RUSSIAN AND HIS SPIN DOCTOR GERMAN. IS THERE ANYTHING BRITISH ABOUT THE LIBDEM LEADER?
A travesty. Personal attacks on Nick Clegg will not work. They will backfire on those who make them and rightly so. Everyone who knows Nick Clegg likes him. He's a transparently likeable individual. Anyone trying to make out that he's anything else will come a cropper.
So let's stick to analysing LibDem policies and exposing the flaws in their ideas. And you never know, they might do the same with us, and stop the personal attacks on David Cameron. One can live in hope.
Note: Earlier I posted, asking why the LibDems had apparently abandoned their commitment to an IN/OUT referendum. I read the Euro section of their manifesto three times, but missed the sentence where the commitment is repeated. As soon as I realised my error, I removed the post.