With the December 12 election confirmed, politicians and activists will be working hard to get out the vote. For Labour and the Liberal Democrats, this will bring the two rivals into a much greater conflict – a risk to voters and democracy at a volatile time. []

When MPs returned to the benches this week, no one could have predicted the scenes of anger and emotion. Opposition politicians collided with an officially sponsored dangerous rhetoric. Most definitely, one of the worst weeks in parliamentary history. []