I'm not often in agreement with the Marxist John Reid, but this time he is right. All three parties were rejected by the electorate and none more so than the Liberal Democrat and Labour parties.
Which begs the question - why is it he can understand this yet so few other people in the political world can't?
There is no call for the parties to "work together" and there is no mandate for any of them to work independently. The message from the electorate is clear and unequivocal - and it is "we think all of you are useless".