May 04, 2005

A merciful release

At last the general election campaign is over. It's been boring me to death for the past few weeks in spite of the fact that I'm a politics and news junkie. However, since the pre-campaign, I've had a little countdown clock in my internet browser (thanks to Firfox) which has been counting down the minutes until polling starts and we're all free from the hideous spectre of politicians grubbing in the gutter for the last few votes they can root out. I know that if we're to have a representative democracy, this election and the campaign are important, but if it bores a self-confessed politics junkie such as me, it's hardly going to mobilise the electorate to turn out and vote for the Red Tories, the Blue Tories, or the Yellow Tories in large numbers. Anyway, in another 7 hours and 21 minutes polling will start and it'll all be over.

- One comment

  1. Yeah, I know what you mean. It's just that they start campaigning such a long time before the election that if you do follow all the news, you get bored very quickly. I've got round this problem by ignoring nearly everything until about…now, when I am about to get excited. Woo! The election! Peter Snow! Mentalism! In fact, I just blogged about it.

    05 May 2005, 00:00


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