So its May 6th and The Prime Minister's birthday. I guess to keep with the theme of the day he's allowed a cake to celebrate, complete with 52 candles, but rather than yummy chocolate he'll have to have fruit cake.
I don't know, that cake metaphor didn't really turn out all that well...
anyways, Labour looses a great deal of seats, majority cut to sixty odd. That's going to make for some pretty lengthy debates in the commons -
The thing is, the BBC has been throwing thousands of pounds worth of computer generated "swing-o-meters" onto the screen, with Peter Snow jumping about like a crazy person but its all not very useful. Who cares that Tory voters voted Tory, the interesting thing in 1997 and 2001 was that usual Conservative voters switched to Labour; that they've switched back this year is no surprise.
What I want to see is a breakdown of which seats went to the Conservative candidate because Labour voters "protest voted" with the Liberal Democrats. In my constituency the Lib Dem candidate pulled ahead of the Tory :)
I'm looking toward some industrious person like Chris Lightfoot for that kind of information.