Seconds out, round two

Posted on Thu 22 April 2010 in general • Tagged with election, ge2010, politics

The knives are well and truly out for Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats ahead of tonight's debate. They can't exactly complain now they have been propelled from third party to potential front-runners (modulo electoral effects). While the "scrutiny" offered by the British press is predictably smear-like I'm hoping it's …

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Post Match Analysis

Posted on Fri 16 April 2010 in general • Tagged with debate, election, ge2010, politics, tv

Our polling cards arrived this morning. Now I know I can vote I'm still a little conflicted about who to vote for. Last night I tuned into ITV to see if I can clear up that confusion.

The debate was certainly livelier than the chancellors debate. Part of that was …

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Posted on Wed 14 April 2010 in general • Tagged with ge2010, libdem, politics

Reading through the bullet summary of the Lib Dems manifesto I was struck at how well it aligned with the Tory proposals on political reform (smaller House of Commons). There are a number of other good proposals including per-flight instead of per-passenger flight tax, local income tax, shared parental leave …

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Dirty Election

Posted on Mon 12 April 2010 in general • Tagged with budget, ge2010, NHS, politics, spending, tax

It looks like it's shaping up to be a very dirty election. The latest scare tactic involving cancer treatment also raised question about how the leaflets were targeted. The Labour party seem to be working very hard to promote the image of posh Tories waxing their moustaches between looking for …

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