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Into the home straight …

With effectively ‘four days and counting down’ to the vote, on the evidence of my early morning excursion around the news websites the General Election has now reached the ‘silly’ stage.

One poll I saw had the Tories going out to an 11 point lead, another had then at 7 points ahead.

Both main parties – and the political hacks – are excitedly reviewing and speculating about the weather, tactical voting and the prospect for another hung Parliament … that is when they are not carrying details of the latest frantic canvassing efforts, fake news launches, the likely running list of Labour party post-Corbyn leadership candidates and other fripperies.

Cripes, one newspaper is even running an article by ex-Lib-Demmer Norman Baker peddling a new conspiracy theory about the Skripal attempted murder case suggesting the alleged Russian involvement was little more than a smokescreen for something far more sinister – see here, on the website of the – DAILY MAIL

From a personal point of view, however, there is nothing more worrying than the most recent developments north of the Border. Regular readers will be aware of my earnest hope that our Scottish friends will assist in making the world a better place for the future by voting to become independent.

I nearly chocked on my cornflakes when I came across this report by James Gant on the latest polling figures, also on the website of the – DAILY MAIL


About Simon Campion-Brown

A former lecturer in politics at Keele University, Simon now lives in Oxfordshire. Married with two children, in 2007 he decided to monitor the Westminster village via newspaper and television and has never looked back. More Posts