The Lib Dems
They got it right on the idea of a pupil premium for schools. It is a very sensible idea to send extra resources to the schools who are teaching the most challenging students. This provides the cash to help even out some of the huge educational imbalances of the current school entry system which selects not on merit but on the basis of where your parents can afford to live.
Mind you it is a shame that they entered into coalition with people who thought the way to improve things was to introduce yet another top down re-organisation of education. The big idea of the coalition was to improve schools by renaming them academies. The theory seems to have been "Let's waste the time of the head on a structural change and then rename the school - that'll fix things for sure". Good teaching and a focus on getting the children interested is what really works. That takes time and effort not a re-organisation.
The Labour Party
They got it right on non doms. Why should we let people live in this country - drive up top end house prices - and then tell us that if we tax them properly they will move somewhere else? If the worry is that the rich will simply move their money abroad then I would go further and make that hard for them by imposing punitive rates of tax on money moved to tax havens abroad. While we are at it lets also tax heavily the homes of those who live here but pay tax somewhere else.
Mind you it is a shame that Labour only got round to wanting to fix the non dom problem when they got scared that the Greens were winning a few too many votes - but then you can't expect backbone from Labour unless you force them to show it.
He got it right on Europe. We are faced with a really bad situation after the next election because our politicians haven't had the guts to face down Farage with the truth. We can't stop selling things to Europe. They have over 600 million customers without us. We have only 60 million. They would make all the rules and we would have exactly as much bureaucracy to deal with but no control over it. The EU also makes an enormous number of sensible rules which we ought to want to stick with - such as consistent rules on safety at work or on food hygiene.
Mind you it is a touch of a shame that Blair lied to us so badly over weapons of mass destruction that no one believes him even when he is right.
They have finally responded to public pressure and are promising to provide the funds the NHS needs for increasing demands on its services. They have also came up with some interesting ideas on combining care and health in a locally managed response to need in Manchester.
Mind you before the last election they promised an end to top down re-organisations and look how that turned out. They are also ideologically committed to even more costly contracting out and to making another cut of £12 billion to welfare. Combine these planned national cuts with another round of cuts to local authority budgets and there won't be much money left to combine care and health services with. But let's be grateful for small mercies. Because that is the only kind that will be on offer once the cuts to welfare start to impact on people's health.
They got it right on ..... OK, I'm struggling. Not on leaving the EU. Not on immigration being the source of all our problems. Not on holding the government's feet to the flames to ensure we get full on austerity. So all I can think of is that they got it right on the importance of the British pub. I'm with them when they recognise the value of a pint of real ale.
Mind you some of their members appear to think that it is OK to churn out statements of racism as soon as they have had a drink so they can't even be trusted not to ruin a good night down the pub.
Well you didn't expect me to be charitable towards everyone did you!