Thursday, April 14, 2005


The candidate is the last person ever to have a grip on reality in an election when it comes to predicting the vote but I am picking up some really strange things.

Most people are really nice and last week I was picking up a lot of "Got to get rid of Tony Blair" so I would also have expected the Tory vote to have been hardening up - but in some areas I have been picking up a surprising number of voters who tell me they have voted Tory all their life but "aren't sure" this time. These voters are, for some reason, usually women and when I query the reason they cite "Michael Howard" as the answer but they can't really define it any more than that.