If Labour and the Conservatives are now tied nationally, then so what? Labour is still 14 points ahead in the key marginal seats contested between the two parties. Lord Ashcroft is to address the Fabian Society during next week's Labour Party Conference. Give that a moment to sink in.
Even on top of that, the Labour and Conservative Conferences will do Labour no end of good and the Conservatives no end of harm. Middle-middle-class people in the suburbs and the provinces will hear voices like their own at the Labour one.
But then, at the Conservative one, they will be brayed at in boorishly male versions of the accent employed by Dame Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey, which is no more natural in her case than was the one that she employed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. In their cases, however, it is.