Ok in my last post I did allude to the opinion polls that have been flying all over the place with one common thread, the Lib Dems are up. In fact a bigger up than I can remember in one election campaign let alone 48 hours, so we cannot assume it is rogue polls, they are all saying the same thing.
So I'm not going to concentrate on the headline figures, if you're reading this you probably know that however in this morning's Harris poll for the Mail. It showed Nick Clegg as polling 81% for a strong leader and 90% for honesty, which are astronomical polling for a politician.
One of the key areas that the honesty lies in is how to deal with the structural deficit. There is as Nick said at the manifesto launch on Wednesday 4 pages of figures* from the Lib Dems on how everything will be afforded going forward over 5 years.
Now seeing as Nick pointed on the leaders' debate on Thursday night that Brown and Cameron are both not coming clean on how they will deal with it, let's look at Alex Salmond. He seems to deny there is any problem whatsoever, is not prepared prune back deadwood to bring about life to our economy. On the honesty stakes one wonders just where Alex and his SNP would actually come.
Ask any gardener about what is needed to bring about fresh growth and they will tell you it is a good hard look at what is before them, cutting back the redundant parts and letting the fresh shoots come through with all the resources that it can be provided with. This is what Alex Salmond and the SNP are denying the people of Scotland by stubbornly refusing to budge.
* Pages 100-103