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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.

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It’s almost at the stage where we can say ‘another day, another poll, but at least this one contains some good news: The gap is closing between the Conservatives and Labour, and hence Labour’s potential majority is beginning to slide. Why Michael Howard is getting such good ratings when his policies are so abhorrent is beyond me, but since it’s working in my favour right now I’m not going to complain. Once the campaign starts and the Lib Dems get a bit of a boost, we could easily see a rough three-way split in the popular vote, which I personally think would make the kind of Parliament which is needed right now.

This election certainly seems to be getting interesting as time goes by now, after that brief period where it seemed that nothing was happening and that Labour were going to walk this election with a huge majority and not much of a challenge.

Interesting, too, to see that floating voters (I do dislike that term) greatly prefer Gordon Brown. There’s no way Mr Blair could survive anything near a full third term if he’s seen as doing great damage by leading the party into a less than hugely successful general election, so we might well see him resigning sooner rather than later – though he’ll doubtless put it down to his health.

It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out over the coming weeks.

This 372nd post was filed under: Election 2005.

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