Monday, January 31, 2005
No more, ever
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Friday, January 14, 2005
New! Interactive blogging!
In the meantime, you remember the brilliant article that I mentioned ages ago? Well it looks like I'll probably be spending some time in Princeton with the author, Mario Luis Small. Woohoo!
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
It just makes you proud, doesn't it...
The first show was, to be honest, a real shocker. The initial interviews, usually the most entertaining part of Pop Idol, were frankly depressing. It is all very well seeing people making fools of themselves by butchering Ricky Martin tunes (if that's possible), but if I want to hear uninformed opinions from self important attention-seekers I'll just go to The Union. As well as this, I can't help but think that people are a little tired of the format, and that the subject matter is only really going to interest sad sacks like me.
Oh, and where will the winning candidate stand? Well, Michael Howard has a majority of under 6,000...
More on UKIP
Monday, January 10, 2005
2) Damn, I might miss the GE count on an 05/05/05 poll.
But then, I might not even get selected...
It just gets worse...
Oh, and apologies for the errors in the post below - I was tired and not thinking straight. The Iraq thing applies, of course, to Feb.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
I humbly back down...
Seriously though, it is interesting to speculate about why the February rumours faded. The party machinery was definitely moving and the polling workload was definitely stepping up. If I had to place a bet, I'd say that despite the fact that a winter-supressed turnout would favour Labour, a lot of political baggage needed to be shifted before the campaign proper could begin (fox-hunting etc.)
Likewise, 050505 is probably a bad call as there will be local elections and hot (well, warm) weather to boost the turnout. Additionally, you can't discount the damaged caused by the high political profile of Iraq, with the elections due then (although this isn't my personal view).
So I stick my neck out once more and say June, where we've had five of the last six polls. I'm a traditionalist you see!
WOLFSON TSUNAMI RELIEF BOP
When: Friday, January 7th 9PM-1AM
Where: Wolfson Cellar Bar
Cost: 2 pounds entry with ALL proceeds going to charity
This is not going to help me work off those Christmas pounds...