Election campaigns are dull affairs.
Lots of them.
All of them.
Babies being kissed.
Oh the vomit inducing hilarity of it all!
But this campaign is different. It is interesting. And for good reason. The unpredictability of the event.
The Hung Parliament.
I am hoping for a Hung Parliament.
Normally the economy would dominate the debate. But this time it is also different. With our deficit, we know that whoever gets into power will raise taxes and cut services. It is going to happen, no one party can avoid it.
So instead we, the electorate have concentrated our fury on something else.
The Banking Crisis.
'They do not get it.'
That is the phrase most often quoted when we think of our Lords and Masters.
The bulk of us would have preferred to see those rotten bankers go bankrupt.
Unfortunately, none of the political parties would have let that happen.
So we have one more bugbear that we the electorate want to vote against.
The Expenses Scandal.
And this is where we can make a difference.
Not because on political party is more blameless than the other, they are all at it.
But because we can produce a Hung Parliament.
We have had enough, as a people. And the one thing that we want to do is to f**k up the system as much as possible. Pervertedly, we want a Hung Parliament, we do not think that one ruling party has the right to Lord it over us for the next five years. In fact, it is time they started listening to us a whole lot more.
Will it happen? The listening part that is?