06 May 2010

Election Day Morning Round-up

Still no response to my question about international development policy from my local Labour Party candidate.

So Hilary Myers (Lib Dem) gets my vote (assuming my proxy voter doesn’t cheat me) , for saying

We remain committed to increased coherence between UK development, trade, investment, migration and agriculture policies.

Sam Lampert just told me about fivethirtyeight.com which is frankly awesome – model-based seat estimates (generally more reliable than polls) with cool graphics. Trust the americans to cover our election better than we can.


If it is this tight the regional parties (Scottish and Welsh nationalists) are really going to come into play.

Results are also in from the Give Your Vote project – UK voters have pledged their votes to people from Afganistan, Bangladesh and Ghana.



I bet Nick Clegg wishes his electorate was Bangladeshi.

I’ll watching at Sam’s place (we love you Sam!), and playing election bingo courtesy of the BBC.

I’ll leave you with John Stuart Mill (1866)

"The Conservative Party is, by the law of its constitution, necessarily the stupidest party. I do not retract that assertion... stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

The next 4 years are going to suck. But with any luck, the massive cuts will make everyone hate tories again, and there will be a wonderful Lib/Lab coalition in 2014 with proportional representation and House of Lords reform and rules against going into stupid wars and a truly social liberal progressive domestic agenda that is fiscally responsible and coherence between UK development, trade, investment, migration and agriculture policies.”

I can’t wait.


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