General election blog roundup 18
It's where you'd by now expect it to be, courtesy of the affable Jarndyce - whose pseudonym, combined with all the recent Iraq war legal advice nonsense, prompted a vague recollection of a pertinent passage from the book from which it comes:
"The scarecrow of a suit has, in course of time, become so complicated, that no man alive knows what it means. The parties to it understand it least; but it has been observed that no two Chancery lawyers can talk about it for five minutes, without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises."Our man Jarndyce has his own take on it as well. (I, meanwhile, really should get around to reading Bleak House properly at some point - it's one of those ones I started years ago but never finished due to all the usual distractions...)(Bleak House, chapter 1)
Meanwhile, over at Perfect there is an extensive, multiple-viewpoint dissection of last night's Quetion Time with the three main party leaders. It was apparently rather dull. I wouldn't know, because I was watching Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (which is great fun, and entirely in the spirit of the radio series/books/TV series) and then getting pissed.
Update: Just to prove my punditry credentials, I took that new Chris Lightfoot estimation quiz linked in the blog roundup. After answering all 35 questions, my results:
Your score is...
That means that you're...
* better informed than 87% of people who've already taken the quiz
* better informed than 92% of Labour supporters who've already taken the quiz
* better informed than 75% of Conservative supporters who've already taken the quiz
* better informed than 86% of Liberal Democrat supporters who've already taken the quiz
You know what that means? It means I'm not an utter spod, but kind of know my stuff. Hurrah!