As he closes the Liberal Democrat conference this afternoon leader Nick Clegg will speak about how the party will 'anchor' the other parties to the centre ground.
Mr Clegg is expected to say: "The Liberal Democrats are not just some subset of the Labour or Tory parties – we’re no one’s little brother.
"We have our own values, our own liberal beliefs. We’re not trying to get back into Government to fold into one of the other parties – we want to be there to anchor them to the liberal centre ground, right in the centre, bang in the middle."
Nick Clegg believes that his party's place is in government and coalitions should be a permanent fixture in British politics.
Nick Clegg is a good speaker - possibly the best of the current crop - but I am not sure his conference address was his finest hour.
A majority of British voters prefer a single party government, according to a ComRes poll carried out for ITV News.