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2010 General Election Diary Day 24: The last week is the longest time in politics

You see, this is why more people should be reading my blog. As I noted on Tuesday, when I’d been at the opening of the postal votes here: even if I had seen how people had voted, I’d be committing an offence by…

2010 General Election Diary Day 23: Somedays, you just can’t get rid of a bomb

I was struggling to think of a title for today’s post, then started flicking through the channels and discovered that the 60s Batman film was on FilmFour. It was very hard not to see Gordon Brown as the unluck sap running along a…

The rise of the real nutters

For us politics junkies, The Thick Of It is essential watching and one of the treats of this election campaign has been Jesse Armstrong’s Malcolm Tucker columns for the Guardian (warning: contains language liable to offend the offendable). And while it’s amusing to…

2010 General Election Diary Day 22: Vote early, but vote just once

I have seen my first ballot papers of this election. Unfortunately, I’ve only seen the backs of them rather than how anyone voted – and even if I had seen how people had voted, I’d be committing an offence by telling you how…

2010 General Election Diary Day 21: The Final Countdown

It had to happen eventually. The campaign was going so well, and everything in the election was going fine, but then the dark shadow from the past has risen to cast its pall over the whole affair. Yes, Jan Moir has risen from…

2010 General Election Diary Day 20: Jai Ho

So, the team in blue were leading throughout most of the campaign and seemed set to coast home easily. The red team, the defending champions, really didn’t live up to expectations but a flurry of activity helped them out in a close close…

2010 General Election Diary Day 19: What’s the worst that could happen?

Bad ideas for party election broadcasts, number 1 in a hopefully very infrequent series: Borrowing the concept of Dr. Pepper adverts, we go for ‘vote Liberal Democrat – what’s the worst that could happen?’ I guess we need to wait till the final…

2010 General Election Diary Day 18: Some days, the board runs you

Been somewhat out of the national election loop today, as I’ve been concentrating on working here on the campaign here in Colchester. Been glancing at Twitter on and off during the day, which has provided an interesting way of skimming the election news…

2010 General Election Diary Day 17: It’s all #nickcleggsfault

I’m still not quite sure what part of today I’ve found the strangest – the news that Marmite are suing the BNP over a Party Political Broadcast, that Iain Dale wrote a post deploring the personal attacks on Nick Clegg, or the fact…

2010 General Election Diary Day 16: There’s less to go than has already gone

Labour’s latest election broadcast teams up Peter Davison and David Tennant to tell us everything is going to be fine in the future. I was expecting them to tell us that there’s a hole in the economy the exact size of Belgium, but…

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