What about the issues that don’t figure in the election campaign, but matter ?
The ways in which the formal election campaign and its associated conversations miss out the issues that touch most people, are ones I will come back to over the coming weeks. It’s important to start though by recognising that the shared conversations between the politicians and the media rule out a whole series of voices […]
Why we need a different ‘conversation’ before May 7
As the General Election campaign shifts into a different gear – the wall to wall coverage, the on / off TV debates , the post debate analysis and the stage managed events in local high streets for the cameras – the gap between the politicians and their reference group and the rest of the country […]
Predicting results.. what works and what doesn’t
Predicting election results is a mix of art and science. We can all think of polls and pundits in the past who have got it wrong. But there are some signs observers can look out for to make at least a partial judgement. Yesterday (March 5th) I attended an excellent event at the BBC in […]