I cast a proxy vote this morning for a friend. She had told me ot vote Conservative, and I did so. On my way out, I spoke to the Conservative teller. I told her i’d be voting UKIP later in the day. She told me she had already done so. I gave her a funny look and went about my business. Later, I saw some Labour people in the street. They didn’t seem at all put out by my abuse, and even boasted that Gay Gordon would be in till 2015. That got me thinking. Deal is a Labour marginal that needs only a smallish swing to go Tory.
So I voted Conservative for myself. I feel rather bad about this. Even so, I do think – and I accept I may be wrong – that getting rid of Labour is a step in the right direction. The Tories may be only slightly better. But slightly better is still better. The lesser of two evils is still less evil….
We shall see what happens. As I write, there is only an hour left of voting.