The major political parties will all be holding their annual conferences in the coming few weeks. The first is the Liberal Democrat conference, being held at Bournemouth this year. The question being posed this time: is the coming election the one where the LibDems will supplant the Conservatives as the 'official opposition'? The BBC's in depth section on the Liberal Democrat conference is here. A less impartial view on what is likely to result from Bournemouth can be found in the Scotsman, which has tended to take an increasingly right-wing stance in recent years, although in truth the Scotsman has a point in the assessment it makes.