At last. The phoney campaign is over and now they can all get down to being generally phoney. Michael Howard has already gone haring down the starting straight by rudely starting his campaign before labour were ready. The man's an oik!
Still at least the latest polls have made it look a bit interesting, with the gap between Labour and Tories suddenly looking a lot smaller. Maybe the fear factor will help to get the voters interested so that we have a real campaign and a decent turnout this time. It's all too easy to be a wise cynic - even I can do it (see above). But the ads are right. If you don't take part - what have you got to complain about?