In the Ultra-pro Tory press bias between 2005 and recent times, would you really have expected the LibDems with the introduction of an increasingly Americanised news cycle, to do that without suffering anyway? I think they had a legitimate fear that if they were responsible for the downfall of government (which doubtless would just mean the Tories picking up their seats), they would have lost regardless. It is simply impossible for them to ever do it again under either camp, as they'll be seen as pushing lololmarxism or appeasing fascists depending on the echo chamber. Ofcourse if they simply win outright (tough call tbh, but is possible) this is irrelevant, but they need to keep adding a base to their voting floor or it ends up collapsing again. (also irrelevant under PR aswell) I simply see no value in a coalition between either of them right now.