Election watch (17) – High Peak

The YouGov poll of about a week ago put the High Peak seat into the category of ‘tossup’ which I take to be a comment on the difficulty of predicting the winner. This is hardly surprising since it was a somewhat unexpected Labour gain last time around. Because I have a soft spot for the…

Election watch (16)

Betting confidence in a Tory majority on 13 December is waning. A week ago the Betfair odds on a Conservative majority were around 4/6 whereas now they are a tad below Even money. That still means that it looks (to the market) as though it’s a coin-toss between a Conservative majority and a hung parliament…

This blog in November

This blog always ends the year, in November and December, with two rather slower months. They are often two of the least busy months of the year in terms of numbers of page views of the blog, comments and readers. November having 30 days is one factor and then there is relatively little news over…

Chris Packham on trees

I think that Evan Davies is a brilliant presenter of PM and I was pleased to hear him trying to get a word in edgeways with Chris Packham yesterday. Now I assume that Chris was speaking from his home in the New Forest and Evan Davies was in some radio studio far away and so…