Normally I would update you on last week’s events, but hope you don’t mind if I talk about Tuesday. For reasons I won’t bore you with (but it involves cars, garages and recalls) I found myself home when we discovered that Gordon had been planning all along to go to the country on Thursday, May 6.
This is great news because: 1) One way or another I stand a chance of earning real income in May so my bank manger will be pleased. 2) I can at last tell people the date of the election (the most frequent question). 3) I have at last guessed the right date of the election, something I have never done before.
Oh, and we can get on and have the debate about the future of this country and how we fix the many issues facing us.
Not surprisingly my email in box instantly lit up with heaps of requests for various causes and pledges together with a welcome pile of offers of help from constituents. The TV launched into election modes and we all settled down for a month of electioneering.
I guess this would be a good point to tell you about our policies, what we can do for the nation, how we will sort out tax, education, environment, health and international affairs, but I will resist that because the one thing that worries me above all, is that right now – some of you are considering not voting at all.
Of course, you would be right to say that some politicians have let you down, that debates, at times, just seem to be slanging matches, and there is a belief that all would be MPs are only in it for themselves.
No one said democracy is easy and I know our political system has many flaws. But one of its strengths is that you can have a voice, and now more than ever before we need to hear you.
That actually is what the next four weeks is all about, so sit back, get ready to shout at the telly and I will see you on the other side.