* all this stuff about workers rights will be quickly forgotten and shown up for sound bite politics of the worst kind. When you check the manifesto what they are actually committed to doing is to listening to the outcome of a review. I am sure the millions of people in the gig economy will be grateful
* we will start to see the reality of the Brexit deal and no matter how much the public hates what it sees the far right of the Conservative Party will drive through the hardest and the most ideologically blinkered form of Brexit. There will be no election and no referendum to give us the chance to vote on the reality. A narrow vote on forgotten promises will be all we get. In case you missed it May allocated £30 million a week to the NHS in her manifesto. I make that £320 million short on the Brexit bus promise.
* the neglected regions will also be forgotten with all the speed of the northern powerhouse - remember that?! Token gesture finance will be sent up north and much will be made of getting free of the genuinely clumsy EU bureaucracy. Meanwhile they will continue to send northern taxpayers money to London to spend ten times as much on transport infrastructure there per head.
* nothing will be done to control high risk financial gambling in the city that caused the crash
* an industrial strategy will be seen through to completion. Unfortunately it will be a fossilised 'strategy' of fracking and road building with a few token gestures towards the huge opportunities that are opening up in modern business
I could go on but that is not what I want to write about. After speaking with people at random on the streets yesterday I'm thinking of going down to the bookies and checking the odds on a different outcome to the one everyone on the telly is predicting.
My logic is as follows:
1. May has made the mistake of peaking too early and being smug. British people don't like smug
2. She has also made the mistake of over confidently telling people in advance some of the things she intends to do that will be deeply unpopular. A number of them are already backfiring badly
3. The Liberal Democrat vote looks to be static but it is geographically grouped. They are going to do well in remain areas and win back some seats. Cameron won the last election from the Liberal Democrats with Labour standing still. Voters in quite a number of areas that lost a good Lib Dem candidate may well feel they have been punished enough and vote them back in. Progressives alliance deals will help. I've been pleased to be able to recommend all progressives to vote Lib Dem in Harrogate and they've reciprocated by withdrawing in Skipton and Ripon. Every single new seat the Lib Dems win back means May has to win a seat somewhere else
4. Despite all his obvious shortcomings Corbyn is particularly good at two things. Policies that appeal to his core voters and campaigning. I therefore expect him to do a lot better in traditional Labour strongholds than is being predicted. I also expect him to gain from a momentum that can only go forward having started in a bad position. If the opinion polls narrow a little more and the vote is bunched in winnable seats there is no May landslide
All of which leads to the very interesting question of what happens if May only gets a narrow margin of victory on none at all. She has staked the entire election on her personality and leadership. If she doesn't win big a deeply divided party will fall to squabbling about who is to blame. There is one pretty clear target. That creates some very interesting possibilities and puts severe limits on how aggressively she can pursue the far right Brexit dreams if back in office.
I leave until after the election any exploration of what might happen on the left if my optimism proves misplaced and she wins big. Too many people have already been far too ill disciplined over that and helped her enormously.
What I would like to finish with is a bit of optimism for the Greens. A coherent and united leadership team performing well in interview after interview. Good policies that look forward to an optimistic Britain with sustainable modern industry and commerce. A small group of MPs instead of a single one. Strong votes in seats like my own where I now predict I will come second after seeing the shambolic performances of the Labour candidate at hustings. The Green Party is well set to come out of this election with an enhanced reputation and a much better public understanding of how forward looking our alternative really is.
I will be surprised if too many other parties manage that!