Obviously as an SNP supporter I'm not exactly over the moon about Gordon Brown receiving a free hour-long Party Political Broadcast so close to an election last night, without any equivalent provision made for leaders of other parties. But it has nevertheless been a diverting spectator sport over the last few days watching Tory supporters in the blogosphere go into near-meltdown over the programme. Leaving aside the utterly distasteful 'Tears for Piers' meme (referring to the tears in Brown's eyes when he recalled the death of his daughter), they were, we were assured, entirely relaxed that this could have no conceivable impact on the Tory lead, and if anything would backfire horribly on Labour. Curious then, that we saw them desperately scouring the TV listings trying to convince themselves that the sheer irresistibility of Derren Brown : Evening of Wonders on the other side would ensure that no-one was actually watching anyway. Then, last night, someone on Political Betting triumphantly spotted that BBC Wales had scheduled Scrum V for the same timeslot. "So much for the core vote strategy!" he observed gleefully.
Is it just me, or are the Tories getting distinctly jittery about the outcome of the election?