Influential and respected Tory blogger Iain Dale has this piece from the Sunday Telegraph on the future of the Lib Dems.
Dale comments: "It seems that the LibDems may soon be struggling for their very existence. And it may well be David Cameron who comes to their rescue and offers some sort of electoral pact. I genuinely think that is now a very real prospect, and for many Tories it will happen over their dead bodies."
I guess the Tories will decide how long they can afford to be dragged down by the weight of a Dead Parrot.
(Lib Dem logo: Tory Cllr Dave Luckett)
Original Dead Parrot sketch here.