06 May 2010
Polling day is here at last!
Today is polling day in the United Kingdom's election and the only thing that is clear is that nothing is clear at all. The polls have the Tories on around 35%, Labour at about 29% and the Liberal-Democrats bringing up the rear with 26%. Interestingly, the minor parties have a 10% share of the vote.
Here in Lancaster and Southport, which is one of the Tory target seats, I have not seen a single house with a Tory poster in its window. A few Labour posters can be seen around, with the Lib-Dem supporters coming in second, and a long way behind either of them are the Greens. The Tory failure could be down to the fact that the left has basically made voting Tory akin to buying pornography - it is something that people do furtively in the hope that nobody notices that by definition both groups are composed of wankers. Nevertheless, the fact that the Tories cannot get anyone to put many posters up bodes ill for their campaign.
This election is going to be the most interesting of my lifetime.