I think we all know that the election takes place during the first week in May. Do you think it would make any difference if, instead of being bombarded morning noon and night with electioneering, we had a month of complete silence, when we could think about things and make up our own minds?
Instead we are already getting shots of our leaders (??) cheering on their offspring at footie matches, preparing salads in very posh kitchens quite unlike any kitchen most of us watching possess and talking gobbldigook about what they intend and do not intend to do if they win the next election.
I for one hardly believe a word of it. Neither do I believe that four weeks of intense electioneering will persuade all that many voters to change their minds. We are a conservative (with a small c I hasten add) lot and once our minds are made up we tend to stick with it.
Roll on the second week in May when it will all be over, a government of some kind will be formed and life as we know it will return to normal, whatever that is.
And forests can stop quaking as all those election leaflets, most of which go unread, are binned.