Friday, April 30, 2010

Six of the Best 46

The news of the day in many ways is that the dear old Guardian has come out in support of the Liberal Democrats at the general election. The power struggle that has led to this has been visible on the paper's comment pages for the past couple of weeks. Alex Foster at Liberal Democrat Voice has the link and copious quotations.

Parties don't win election because newspapers them: newspapers endorse parties because they are going to win. At the very least, the Guardian's decision suggests it recognises where the action is on the liberal-left these days. Chrisjw133's Blog discusses that decision with this insight in mind.

Today Nick Clegg has been to De Montfort University in Leicester and the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. A Lanson Boy and his camera were with him.

Peter Black reports that the meerkats at London Zoo have been reminding people to get their postal votes in on time.

The Press Association has a list by constituency of the estimated declaration times for general election night. Basically, if you going to the count at Cornwall North it is bad news.

Who among us has not blogged from Market Harborough library? I know I have. Now Wartime Housewife, in the middle of moving house, has done so too.

1 comment:

dreamingspire said...

Wasn't the Guardian historically a Liberal paper? And became a turncoat in 1964, backing Harold Wilson?