Well, less than 100 days to go and the campaigns are well under way. Probably too early for any proper predictions, but when did that ever stop us? At this stage, I can sadly say I see the current lot just edging it with UKIP/DUP/Lib Dem support, or perhaps a 'grand coalition' of the red and blue tories as an outside possibility. UKIP to get a couple of seats above the two they have now, Lib Dems almost literally decimated, and the SNP to pick up 20+. If the SNP did enter any agreement with Labour (which Labour would be pathologically inclined to reject in any circumstances but the direst) they would surely be tainted by association, and any bargaining/concessions would still be shot down by rebel Labour English MPs. In other words, marginal gain for Labour, no benefit to SNP. Funnily enough, on the day Ed Miliband came to Glasgow to promise a 'home rule bill' (somewhat proving that the Smith Commission delivered 'powers' are nothing of the sort, despite Labour's protestations, and Labour's own watering down of what the other parties wanted in the report) you can get the best indication of the state of 'Scottish' Labour by typing the following into Google and seeing the suggested searches: Scottish Labour is As for my own constituency, I have no firm idea of who I will vote for. My current MP is Mark Lazarowicz, who has a broadly admirable voting history in parliament, but stands shoulder to shoulder with red tory colleagues who voted for further cuts which have hit his constituents. He shall not get my vote. It remains to be seen who the SSP, Greens and SNP are putting up for the seat, but I can see this one going down to the personalities of the candidates. Despite Labour's threats, there really is no even remotely viable situation in which a vote for the SNP would result in more seats for tories, so I can cast my vote for one of the three pro-Scotland parties knowing it won't have any negative ramifications. Interesting times.