Election Diary (2), 2 May 2015 — E-day minus 5
This is an email message, not a blog post, about a new post on Ephems, at http://www.barder.com/4453, “Election Diary (2), 2 May 2015 — E-day minus 5″. The diary items include: the polling evidence on which of the two main parties seems likely to win the most seats in the new House of Commons, with the small Conservative party lead seemingly growing; the permutations of groups of parties on the left and right most likely to muster an overall majority in the House, with current odds narrowly on Ed Miliband for prime minister; Liam Byrne’s near-fatal note for his successor in the Treasury, twice misquoted in the Guardian, about there being no money, used to excoriate Miliband in the TV debate – “not a laughing matter,” according to the angry businesswoman, whose ‘undecided’ credentials have come under sceptical scrutiny; why governments don’t run out of money; the negative effects of the ill-considered Fixed-term Parliament Act 2011; the folly of Cameron’s pledge of legislation to prevent himself from increasing three key taxes, if returned to office; and a pair of “things that might have been better expressed” from the BBC and the Financial Times, no less.
Please post your comments on the new blog post, whether informative, supportive or hostile, at http://www.barder.com/4453, not in reply to this email, unless they are purely personal.
Winter seems to have returned to this part of London. Absit omen.
Best wishes for Thursday
2 May 2015