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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SECONDS OUT…ROUND ELEVEN by Ian Hernon

As the President of the United States was feted in London, many wondered whether Donald Trump and Boris Johnson were cloned from the same stem cell. Both were born in America, both have ridiculous blond haircuts, both have two ex-wives, both have an, at best, arm’s length relationship with the truth, both have been accused…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND TEN by Ian Hernon

This blog normally aims to highlight the bizarrely humorous aspects of this truly bizarre general election – but sometimes tragic events intervene. Following the London Bridge atrocity, David Merritt, whose son Jack was one of two people killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan, condemned the prime minister and Home Secretary Priti Patel for using the attack…

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