Finally, it’s here. The most hotly anticipated election year in decades has finally arrived, and yet things aren’t quite as they should be. There should be the momentum, the power and life behind a party set to take an election by landslide, as Labour did in 1997 under Blair. Or, there should be a fierce campaign; exciting, intense, and intimate between two leaders fighting neck-and-neck to clinch a majority by only a few seats.
Instead, we have a strangely placid race, thus far, for such an interesting election. In the defence of all those involved, formal campaigning only began on December 19th, but the tone is strange. Continue reading