Every good television scriptwriter knows that the key to successful drama is suspense; the ability to weave multiple plot lines through a narrative, develop them carefully to a point of climax, build expectation and anticipation, and then – cut to credits. The audience is held in the palm of the writer’s hand, and there’s a narrative thread for everyone. Everyone comes back for more next Saturday night on BBC One at 8 o’clock. It is in this vein that we excitedly await the end of Parliament’s annual summer recess.
For any true believer in the power of democracy, the general election in nine months time offers a glimmer of hope for a higher turnout than we’ve seen for years as every vote looks set to count more than ever. Continue reading