Major changes ahead?

It's set to be an interesting fortnight in UK politics. Will Labour get the kicking everyone expects in the local elections next Thursday? Will the Conservatives manage to get the magical 40% share of the vote - the target which analysts believe would be needed by the tories at the next General Election if they were to take power outright, avoiding a hung parliament? When will TB formally announce he is stepping down - Will it be immediately after the local elections or will he wait until he can resign on the back of good news as everyone expects? Will the SNP win the vote in Scotland setting the stage for a major debate about the Union and potentially a major battle with Gordon Brown? Will John Reid throw his hat into the ring and declare his candidacy for the labour leadership (I wished they'd stop calling it the Labour Leadership battle and call it what it is - the battle to be Prime Minister)? Will all these questions be answered before we flit to Australia?