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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Today’s swing figure:

» 2.18% swing to the Conservatives «

The Conservative bounce is well and truly over. Three new polls today: ICM/Mirror on 39/33, Populus/Times 41/32 (a nine point lead, with exactly the same figures as 2001!), and YouGov/Telegraph 37/33. The YouGov one has the Lib Dems on 24% – that’s enough to send Mr Kennedy into overdrive, and give him nine more seats. It would also leave Labour with a comfortable three-figure majority. But there’s only one poll that matters, and that’s a little over a week away – and a week is a lifetime in politics.

This 534th post was filed under: Election 2005.

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The boy who played with fusion (published 17th August 2012)

Photo-a-day 94: Snow (published 3rd April 2012)

Photo-a-day 13: Thorpes (published 13th January 2012)

Keep your shirt on Zac – we’d all be better for it (published 18th July 2014)


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