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Result! [May. 2nd, 2008|09:30 am]
Tony Grist
I have to confess I went straight to the front page of an English newspaper this morning to get the results of the local elections. The verdict- as foreseen- is that Labour did really, really badly. But then I withdrew. In the past I'd have read all the commentary I could find. Not this time. I have the information I need, thank you very much. And to show my disdain for the political commentariat I then flicked to a New Yorker article about David Lean.

Ailz checked the Oldham results. Our man, the Lib Dem Martin Dinoff- who campaigned really hard, slipping leaflets through the door every few days- won a deserved victory. You know what? I think this is the first time my vote has effected change. In the past I've either voted for dead certs (Labour candidates in safe Labour seats) or no-hopers (Labour candidates in safe Tory seats); this is the first time I've ever voted for the guy who came from behind to win.

[User Picture]From: serennos
2008-05-02 09:06 am (UTC)
If only you'd made it to the bookies on your trip to the polling station :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-02 10:05 am (UTC)
Yup, that was a missed opportunity.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-02 02:00 pm (UTC)


Please could you email me any pictures you have of methe more the better and i will explain all in time loads of love joe.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-02 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Pictures

No problem. We're putting a folder together.

Much love, Dad.
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