Exit poll guarantees
Drama. Excitement. Uncertainty.
That is what our exit poll guarantees this election night.
If it's right the Conservatives are on the cusp of power - without a majority but able on the basis of a deal or, more likely, a series of ad hoc deals to govern as a minority government.
If it's just a little wrong - and, of course, it is only a poll - then it is possible either that the Conservatives have a majority or that Gordon Brown attempts to stay in power at the head of a coalition government with the Lib Dems.
The exit poll projection that will surprise most people is for the Liberal Democrats to lose seats. If, in fact, they make gains from Labour and/or the Tories that will help determine who makes it to Number 10.
The story of this night is likely to be that no single uniform national trend predicts the outcome in every seat so you may be in for a very late night indeed.