Of course they do, They would like the next election to kill the Libs stone dead. Then they could get back to proper posturing: we will make your life wonderful while the other side will bring disaster on your head. With a third party always in coalition, they might have to actually do something the country wants done.
"Calculated and concerted" is a charge of conspiracy - but,as the conspirators seem to be "researchers across the world" the media and "some doctors," it sounds like mere hyperbole in a competing-unions spat. Why are you reporting it as news?
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.