OK, a little bit of Political-guessing from me I think The Conservative Party will have a good night, at the Local Elections. I feel they will be the outright winners, and probably do quite a lot better than many expect. They will do better than the opinion polls seem to show, and IDS's leadership will be safe until the General Election (not that this will stop the bitching and back-biting within the Tory Party) Labour will do OK. They will lose lot's of seats, but they won't face a disasterous melt-down (like the Tories saw in the late 80's and 90's) They will do a lot better than they would have, if Tony Blair hadn't just won the war in Iraq (Whatever happens long-term, Prime Ministers ALWAYS benfit short-term from a War victory) The Liberal Demorcrat's, I think will be the big loosers, of these local elections. Although I actually agree with their anti-war stance (as opportunstic as it was) The fact they have been proved disasterously wrong (in the short term) Will make them look pretty stupid. Liberals usually do well on the local level, this time could well be the exception. A couple of other points, Turn out will be LOW, but NOT as bad as the last few years. Those high Council Tax bills will be enough to get people turning out, protesting. The BNP will unfortuantly WIN at least a seat or two. So, overall, a good night for the Tories, an adequate night for Labour (could have/should have been MUCH worse will be the Spin they put on it) and a bad night for the Liberals. And if I'm wrong, who cares. It's only politics!