What was truly startling, though, was hearing from 23-year-old Temi, who is a teaching assistant, that she was wholly undecided which way to vote between Labour, Conservative and the Liberal Democrats. No party had yet produced a clinching argument; reliable testimony that they not only cared for beloved public services like the NHS (easy to say), but were also capable of delivering on those promises (so hard to do). There's a phrase the characters in the blockbuster novel/TV series Game of Thrones keep repeating. "Words are wind". It might have been intended for any, or all, of our political leaders.
The national debt doubled, wages stagnating, insecure and low paid work rampant, living standards falling and basic quality of life - having a vocation, a home, a family, being able to eat - becoming ever harder to obtain. The barometers of real economic health - wage growth, household debt, government debt, and productivity - are all pointing the wrong way.
Anyone watching Nigel Farage reveal UKIP's manifesto last week could have been forgiven for thinking that the policies were worked out down the pub on the back of a cigarette packet. The purple party's 100 policies set out for the election are the classic list of every saloon bar bore's political thinking.
In the past week, we've seen four new election manifestos - but with both Labour and the Tories struggling to make any kind of decisive poll gain, some old ideas are rearing their heads. The Tories, failing to achieve the desperately-awaited 'crossover' in the polls, are very rapidly ditching their stern economic message of 'tough choices' and attempting to resurrect the groaning corpse of the 'big society.'
The Queen of Selfies may be embarking on a new phase of her life but rest assured, Karen Danczuk will return to politics and will be looking to shake up the establishment. They've got five years to get prepared.
So you say you want a revolution? Well get to the back of the line. I joined the queue some twenty odd years ago, like most as angry teens, and trust me, I'm nowhere near the front.
Now, for my next trick I will reveal how George Osborne pulled the rabbit out of the hat with his structural deficit claims. Through the art of misdirection, trickery and with a few good lines of bulls**t he has sold people an illusion that black is white and white is black.
Don't worry. In three weeks it will be all over and we will just have a few more days of the media speculating on the make up of the coalition. You can certainly respond to the knock on your door knowing it won't be a politician.
The reality of Conservative insecurity on jobs is shown by the almost total absence of work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith from the election campaign, now seen to be a poisoned chalice and damaging to the prospects of Cameron leading another government.
In case you hadn't heard, there are less than three weeks to go until the closest run UK General Election in living memory and the best computational algorithms can't predict the makeup of the next government. The parties have all now launched their manifestos, but which party promises the most for the UK's tech industry?
It is tempting to hope that the general election on 7 May will sort out Europe's British problem for good. Tempting but wrong. There may well be clarification, and even some terrible over-simplification, but not a resolution.
The hottest day of the year so far was a fitting backdrop to a debate that had the potential to be one of the most heated of the election campaign...
With the countdown to the UK election now truly underway, how successful have party leaders been in gaining the nation's trust? Do you know if the candidates you vote for are in line with your moral compass?
On Tuesday we launched the Green Party of England and Wales 2015 general election manifesto: 'For the Common Good'. It is shaped by our vision of a future Britain, and our principles and values which say that no one in this, the world's sixth richest economy, should fear not being able to put food on table, or pay the bills that keep a roof over their head. It is shaped by a politics founded in humanity. We want to create a Britain that cares. But it is also based on a fundamental principle that the other parties deny and ignore: the need for us to build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet now and for future generations.
Well if you like to party to David Cameron's tune, have a listen to satirical viral video artist and audio visual DJ Eclectic Method's remix of the Tory leader. This rapping re-edit of five years of Cameron's speeches is a hilarious hip-hop re-imagining of Cameron's Election campaign and it's rather catchy.
While future connectivity across the broad span of the UK populace may seem fairly unimportant set against welfare, housing or immigration, say, it's likely that some of us will feel its impact day-to-day in a more real sense than any or all of those issues.