So we're just under a month away from the General Election and I find myself already bored of the endless news coverage, with absolutely no excitement or anticipation about who will be running our country come the morning of the 8th of May.
I suspect what my friend would most like is to be able to vote Lib Dem again and see a post-election coalition made up of Labour and Lib Dem MPs, maybe with external SNP support. But she knows that for that to happen, there will have to be more Labour MPs, and there won't be unless enough people vote Labour.
I watched the TV leaders debate on Thursday from the "spin room" at Media City in Salford. It's well named. The messages and slogans, briefing counter-briefing came at me from all directions. It was like being locked in a washing machine.
Like situation comedies, multi-candidate debates follow well-established contours. Each genre hinges upon a diverse cast of characters in which two or...
It is no exaggeration to say that one of the most important choices we face on 7 May is between a freer, better press, fit for a modern democracy, and one that continues to be dragged down by corruption and dishonesty.
The unaware viewer might have been forgiven for thinking they had tuned into the gloomiest ever episode of Take Me Out. No likey? No votey. If only. ...
While politicos and pundits throw around statistics and debate policy, a great number of people are feeling right now the way I feel on match days - b...
I had become yet another cog in a big political wheel and couldn't escape the feeling that I had cheated those I set out to help at the start of the campaign - the young and apathetic. They don't watch BBC Parliament on a random Tuesday afternoon while this was being broadcast or care if I'm lobbying behind closed doors.
The uncanny parallels that merge the two countries of Nigeria and Great Britain are truly mind-boggling. The historical coming together of both entities about three centuries ago has somehow resulted in a weird morphing of the most unlikely national psyches.
Dear Boris, Yesterday on your Facebook page, you posted a lengthy diatribe against 'Lefties', which captured my interest.
I went to my local Labour Party ward meeting last Thursday night. I live in Gospel Oak, Camden, in the parliamentary constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. Our candidate is Keir Starmer who has taken the reins from long standing MP Frank Dobson...
The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.
If Nick Clegg really does believe drugs aren't a big deal, why doesn't he start making the case for real legalisation in a regulatory framework, protecting the consumer's health, protecting their liberty and undermining the criminal organisations that profit from the trade of illicit drugs?
If Mr Clegg is as committed to drug policy based on evidence as he maintains, perhaps he needs to reconsider.
All it needs is a reminder of what Nick Clegg's done, of our betrayal. A reminder that £6000 fees aren't good enough, that a graduate tax isn't good enough. A reminder of the intrinsic value of education. And a reminder that the fight must continue.
The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.