This weekend The Guardian have published a series of regional guides to the general election battlegrounds. While they are not bad at giving a broad overview for the non-politico, I found them superficial and with a rather negative take on the prospects for the Liberal Democrats.
I also found the “Star of the future” element a little curious. Apparently achieving political “stardom” is to be equated with gaining ministerial office. This shows a very narrow view of what achievement in politics is about.
But my real gripe is that in the guide to the Eastern region they pick out Luton South as a “Key seat” – but in the description completely fail to mention the Liberal Democrats. Labour, the Tories and Esther are mentioned, but not the party that has councillors in half the constituency. More journalistic ignorance.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.