THE WILD EAST…Gunfights, massacres and race riots far from Americas frontier by Ian Hernon

LET’S hear it for Donald Trump, the US President who feels he has a God-given right to interfere in the British general election. https://amzn.to/2M1gpTD The Toddler-in-Chief is upholding a good old American tradition with his, at best, tenuous connection with the truth. Whether he is boasting about single-handedly killing terrorists or re-writing recent history or…

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ELECTION RESULTS… by Ian Hernon

Every general election produces an iconic character in TV street interviews, normally a woman no longer in the springtime of her life who succinctly gets to the heart of the matter. This time it was straight-talking 86-year-old Molly Bennett from Meon Valley near Southampton. Asked how she would vote, she replied: “Well, I know who…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND FIFTEEN by Ian Hernon

So here we are, Merry Polling Day …everybody’s having fun. Vote for tomorrow coz its only just begun. Slade’s iconic No 1 hit may not translate exactly into who will enter No 10, but after six weeks of lacklustre election campaigning, we should remember as we trudge through the sludge to vote that it is…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND FOURTEEN by Ian Hernon

Let’s hear it for ITV Yorkshire’s Joe Pike, the reporter who in the last days of the election blew away the carefully-scripted, stage management which has been employed by all the main parties during the interminable campaign. He confronted Boris Johnson with the appalling image of a four-year-old boy being treated on a hospital floor…

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SECONDS OUT ROUND THIRTEEN… by Ian Hernon

Small businesses beware – the main parties are after your vote and promise to denude their respective magic money trees to pay for their pledges. It is an understandable ploy – nearly a million UK businesses have closed in the past three years, according to a Lib Dem analysis which largely blames Brexit uncertainty. Figures…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND TWELVE by Ian Hernon

With just days to go, it is clear that the election will be won by …the don’t knows. Pollsters YouGov reckon that estimates 13% of the electorate who intend to vote have yet to decide, while Ipsos Mori suggested 40% of voters might still change their mind between now and polling day: 28% of Conservative…

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