Happy Polling Day

Time to vote. Have I listened to the debates, the arguments, the caterwauling and the promises/lies? As much as is humanly possible, and that isn’t much. Who do I want to win? Labour…. because I hope/believe that they are probably going to govern in a way that goes along with my beliefs. And that’s probably more based on my past experience, than anything specific I have heard during the campaign. I liked a Labour leader with beliefs and no dress sense….. pass me the duffle coat, Mikey. At a local level, the weather forecast is mild, therefore chances of hell freezing over or Labour winning are equally unlikely. So it is a tactical vote then. But it leaves me feeling a little uncomfortable that a party I am voting for as the lesser of two evils believes that I support it, whereas the one I have traditionally supported ‘sees’ I am not voting for them. Is there a way of adding an addendum saying – ‘by the way, this vote is not FOR you, but against THEM!’?
Happy Polling Day!

Funny old world . . . . . . 

On the radio, there is a guy who was a year below me at school, who according to Cameron  has a formidable reputation in the field of defence and disarmament.. (and) led the challenge to dangerous unilateralism in the Eighties. Hmm. And then there was Rowan Williams, another ‘old boy’ from my school, who was living in Lambeth Palace and intervening in World politics!

Me ? I had a great night on Thursday playing with some well funky musicians….. and looking forward to more of it. Funny old world.