Some info on how the campaign is going so far + links to funny stuff.

Part #1: The basics.
Part #2: Policies + parties.

So the earth-shattering thing which has changed everything this week is the apparent surge in support for the Liberal Democrats. This has made a ‘hung Parliament’ more of a possibility.

What’s a ‘hung Parliament’ I hear you ask? Well it means that no single party will have an overall majority in the House of Commons. Is that a good thing?

Well, it’s a couple of different styles coming together. Imagine, James Hetfield jamming with Mikael Akerfeldt, Krist Novoselic, Barney Greenway and Rob Bourdon. It could turn out really well, or it could be shit, we just don’t know ’til it happens.

The Conservatives say it would be a bad thing, Labour doesn’t seem to mind that much, though officially it is against it. Most of the other parties (Greens, SNP, Plaid Cymru etc.) are with the LibDems in hoping for it.

The second earth-shattering thing is that we found out their leader Nick Clegg went to school with Louis Theroux, Helena Bonham-Carter and dodgy Grunge-lite singer Gavin Rossdale.

Does that make Clegg the most rock n’ roll of the politicians? Or does it suggest to you that everyone who gets anywhere in this country, (even only to lead the generally third-placed political party, or sing in Bush), has gone to a really expensive boarding school and if you haven’t you may as well give up now and sit around in your pants all day blogging about metal? Ahem.

And here’s a song which shows that the LibDems are in fact not rock n’ roll in the slightest: LibDems – Be The Change.

If you’re undecided about who to vote for check out the link in Part: #2 of this guide, or check out this website. (They give you policies and tell you which party you’re most like, though I got told differently by each of them…)

And finally, Newsnight did a really funny musical-themed political piece last week, then last night they got Hadouken! and Right Said Fred involved and it wasn’t as good.

The author has five qualifications relating to the field of politics… and yet still blogs about metal…

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