Ah. I think Clegg may really have blown it this time.
Most people in St Albans who say they are voting Lib Dem in the General Election, say they are doing it not out of conviction, but "to keep the Tories out".
However, Clegg has now said he won't prop up a minority Labour government. If the Tories get more votes, he will offer his services to them first. Of course he will. What else could he do? But now he's actually said it out loud, where does this leave the voters of St Albans?
Despite what the local Lib Dems will tell you, based on the last general election it is Labour that is more likely to take the seat from the Tories' slim majority. That might seem an unlikely outcome this time. But even if everyone votes "tactically" for the Lib Dems, and we get a Lib Dem MP in St Albans, he looks likely to then go and prop up a Tory government.
The only thing left to do is vote for the policies you actually like. Controversial, I know.
Voteforpolicies has found that the policies most people like are the Greens' ones. Take the test yourself and see how you get on.
The effect of Green votes will be much greater at Westminster than the effect of tactical Lib Dem votes. At best you get a Green MP (as is likely in Brighton, quite possible in Lewisham and Norwich, and not impossible elsewhere). And at worst, you join the masses of those NOT voting for the usual suspects. This truly adds to the pressure for electoral reform, because the smaller the proportion of votes that the "winning" party gets, the less legitimate their victory.