The party conference season is slowly trundling to a close, and not before time, I hear many people say! But this season is more important than most. Next year is a general election year and the parties are putting forward how they will behave in government. This time, however, whilst the Conservatives and Labour are proposing what they will do as the government, the Liberal Democrats are talking about how they will behave as a coalition partner; what they will do to stop the larger parties (with maybe 8 times the electoral support of the Lib Dems) putting forward their manifestos as promised in the election and as voted for by the electorate. IN that respect, this will be a very different election.