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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

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

Election swinging, of course.

With all the polls about, it seems just about time to share with you my predictions, which are based on a wide number of polls and a patented (not really) formula I’ve created in order to predict the swing in the upcoming election. I intend to make this a regular-ish feature, because as new polls come out the figure will change.

So where does the swingometer lie today?

» 4.39% swing to the Conservatives «

So what would this mean for Mr Blair? Well the news wouldn’t be so bad, actually. He’d still be left with an overall majority of about 70, which wouldn’t be seen as such a bad defeat. And my local constituency would have turned Conservative, too.

I’ll do my best to keep you updated on how this changes as the polls change. But there’s every chance I’ll forget.

This 478th post was filed under: Election 2005.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Sxxxxx Bxxxxxx


by Sxxxxx Bxxxxxx

Comment posted at 16:38 on 22nd March 2006.

Hello

Me and my partner George are now having to to move from xxx xxxxxx Road, after being discovered for being swingers. Our son david who is a builder by trade has bought us a new home at xx xxxx Grove moreton, xxxx xxx, to cope with the embarrasing situation. The other couple Mr & Mrs Mxxxxx are also contemplating moving their home, after our son found out the truth one night. What our your thoughts 0151-xxxxxxx

Contact details edited out by sjhoward – 13 March 2006, 00:14


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 00:18 on 23rd March 2006.

Fascinating as your experiences are, they aren’t terribly relevant to this particular post. I have edited out some of the details from your post to prevent embarrassment caused by the mistake (?) of posting here, and to protect against possible libel accusations.


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