General election: what have we learnt today?

After yesterday’s revelations about how the party leaders want to be seen, what did we learn today?

a) We learnt that David Cameron likes bare elbows on TV more than he likes George Osborne (plenty of clips of David Cameron with sleeves rolled up and elbows showing whilst Osborne appeared to be auditioning for the role of Lord Lucan)

b) We learnt that the public think the Liberal Democrats have run the most impressive campaign so far*

c) We learnt that Kevin Maguire doesn’t like being quoted by Zac Goldsmith

* Though as pointed out, the result is within margin of error.

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  • With regards to b) aren’t you guilty of ignoring Rule 2 here.

    Shouldn’t you be saying the public might think the Lib Dems have run the most impressive campaign so far but actually we don’t know for sure!?

  • We’ve learned that the political process can be easily subverted by astonishingly undemocratic conventions like wash-up. That was today’s take-home message.

  • Andrew Suffield 8th Apr '10 - 2:09am

    We’ve learned that people are significantly more interested in the Digital Economy Bill than the election. Take a look at the rate of traffic on twitter.

    There’s a huge number of votes right there, waiting for somebody to offer them a candidate that will represent them.

  • Grammar Police 8th Apr '10 - 8:12am

    No, Andrew, we’ve learned that people who are on Twitter are significantly more interested in the Digital Economy Bill, than the election – which doesn’t necessarily surprise me that much.

  • Andrew Suffield 8th Apr '10 - 8:51am

    You think that was the only place people were talking? It’s just the easiest one for you to go, right now, and look at what people think is important.

  • Very significant for me was Cameron blustering in the Commons yesterday that “half the country is Conservative” (not according to the polls, at any rate). This is the kind of hubristic triumphalism that did for Neil Kinnock in 1992. Give us some more, Dave.

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