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Is it time for Liberals and Greens to work together?

Having taken a few days break from blogging after confessing my election punditry sins, I figured it was time to get back into the habit because who knows when I’m going to be called on to write a general election diary blog again?…

2017 General Election Diary Day 17: Projected National Screaming

That’s the rehearsal election out of the way, now just five weeks to go as we wait for the real thing to happen. It’s very weird having a local election in the middle of a general election campaign. There have been time before…

2017 General Election Diary Day 15: Creating new enemies every day

So, I was preparing for this to be a bit of a quiet day on the election front today. Local elections tomorrow, so the parties would be getting their ducks in a row for that, and perhaps the media would be paying a…

2017 General Election Diary day 10: In Particular Town, vote Conservative Candidate!

So, here’s the Prime Minister not even knowing the name of the town she’s just done one of her speeches to the (carefully vetted and filtered to ensure no dangerous opinions are let in the room) public: When your minders take you to…

Circular firing squads

Twenty four hours since Theresa May told us she wanted an election, and what have we seen? The Tories, and the right in general have all happily taken their place behind her, told us what a good idea this election is and happily…

Should we hide in a bunker where we’re always right, or try and do things differently?

Sometimes, I wonder just how the various forms of the Right have become so dominant in our politics, and then sometimes I have days like yesterday that explain perfectly why they manage it. It’s not that they have the best ideas or anything…

Merging Labour and the Liberal Democrats would be a bad idea, working together wouldn’t be

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been at a Liberal Democrat Glee Club or said the words ‘Liberal Democrats’ to anyone in the Labour Party over the past few years that the general reaction to Jamie Reed’s proposal that Labour…