Thursday, April 07, 2005

On the stump2

Chandlers Ford last night and generally a good reception. It is clear that asylum is coming up more frequently on the doorstep and I recount (as best I can) a conversation

Wife: "You've got my vote but my husband is thinking of voting Tory this time"

Me: "Oh, do you mind if I ask why?"

Husband: "I like what they are saying about immigration."

Me: "Do you know what our policy is on immigration?"

Wife (laughing): "No, he doesn't"

Husband looked a little abashed but listened to a brief explanation and seemed a lot happier at the end but when it comes to crosses on ballot papers I would not like to predict his vote either way.