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Swinging for the first time

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

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 post was filed under: Election 2005.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Sxxxxx Bxxxxxx


    16.38, 22/03/2006

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)


    00.18, 23/03/2006

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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