Posted by Tania Kindersley.
At last, the election has been called. For a political geek like me, this is Christmas and Easter rolled into one. It is not only a potentially historic election, whichever side wins, it is also the first time ever in my life that I am not certain who shall get my vote. This is making me feel febrile and uncertain. I have voted Labour since I was old enough to put a cross in a box, but I don't think I can go on with Gordon Brown. There are many reasons, but perhaps the most crucial is: he spent £18 billion on two wars, still did not get the right kit to the troops in Afghanistan and then misled Chilcot about it. And: too many of the children still cannot read.
Can the Tories convince me? It would go against muscle memory. I am the mythical Floating Voter, ready to be enlightened. The next four weeks are going to be fascinating.
Here is what I am least likely to say:
They are all the bloody same.
Here is what I am most likely to say:
Answer the damn question.
(Photograph by Rui Vieira.)