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Today I bring to the table chocolate cake - actually it's described as the Ultimate Chocolate Cake - which makes it very chocolatey and very desirable.

Also we have very strong black coffee, freshly brewed and a teapot warming on standby for builders tea.

Just in case you hadn't noticed tomorrow is election day and our politicians have been travelling the country at breakneck speed in a bid to get every last undecided voter to the polls. While we all have our own political thoughts and indeed our own agendas to fulfill, these troupers have literally done the length and breadth of the uk to convince us to give them our cross in the box.

My query is, and this comes from being quite a logical person, who on earth sets these schedules and travel plans? Start the day in London, go via Ireland to Manchester, on to Glasgow, Carlisle, Eastbourne to Sheffield - there's little logic to encourage the saving of bus miles! And it's every party!

Posted at 5th May 2010 - 09:57AM   Posted by Jaynebeth   Coffee Morning Comments: 13

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Toady's Avatar Yummy - I'll just have a big bit please, and a mug of tea.[How uncouth- but that's me!]

If I get any more leaflets through the front door I'll have a hissy fit. How many poor trees have been chopped down for all this nonsense?

Posted by: Toady on 5th May 2010 at 10:30AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Big piece of yummy cake and mug of tea for me too (uncouth like Toady).

I no longer know who to vote for, ever since they all started on about 'tactical' voting. I'm confused. I've only had two leaflets (Cons and Lab). I once voted Lib Dem because the candidate actually came to see us - the only one ever in 25 years here.

As for travel plans - completely bonkers. I thought the volcano ash might ground them, but it seems politicians are unaffected. I was quite looking forward to election day with one of them stranded somewhere and unable to vote! Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 5th May 2010 at 12:05PM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar that's simple - they'll just walk on water!Cool

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 5th May 2010 at 12:38PM

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Fennie's Avatar I'll have some tea please and just the tiniest slice of cake - just a suspicion. It does look good, but I am trying to stay away from the chocolate.

Now, the travel plans - yes they are quite barmy. And I seriously wonder whether politicians campaigning does any good at all. From anecdotal evidence I would say that for every vote a candidate secures by door knocking, meeting and greeting, they lose another two because they say something you don't like. If people change their vote therefore it is more the result of being driven away than attracted. That's my theory anyway.

Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th May 2010 at 12:44PM

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Puffin's Avatar Good Morning,
As our voting here is done for now I will just join you with a piece of your yummy chocolate cake and a big mug of you strong coffee.
Our mail boxes and letter slots get stuffed too at election time.
It makes for good recycling.

Posted by: Puffin on 5th May 2010 at 12:47PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Large slice for me, please. I already have my tea at my elbow.
It's good to be out of the election scenario although our email inboxes are crammed with stuff asking for our help leafletting and such like. Ah! - those were the days when we were in the forefront of political activity. But no more. We are both quite disenchanted with them all.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 5th May 2010 at 12:57PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Shocked where's the cake gone - I can't think, or talk without cake Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th May 2010 at 01:01PM

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Dancing Dog's Avatar Offheresnufflegulpmmmmm....excuse me I had a mouth full of cake. In the USA they decide the route with the various voters in mind. If they think that a state/city will probably vote their way they go there first, just to say Hello, if it's borderline, then they visit those states last to try to persuade people to vote for them. They also don't want to go to the same place at the same time as an opponent. If you live in Rhode Island which is basically a straight Democratic state, no one bothers to visit us at all. The Democrats know they've got the vote and the Republicans know they don't. Consequently they zigzag all over the country but never come here - suits me, they're all as useless as each other.

That cake is fabarooni - thank you.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 5th May 2010 at 01:48PM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar Chocolate cake - everyone loves chocolate cake.

When asked I always declare allegance to coffee & walnut but I never ever turn downa slice of the chocolate stuff!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 5th May 2010 at 01:52PM

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I suppose it's a bit late to ask for cake. Besides, I haven't even had breakfast yet (since it's 7:15 am local time).

Politicians all over the place? I thought that would be self-explanatory. Good luck with the election, and the economy.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 5th May 2010 at 02:16PM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar chocolate cake for breakfast is perfectly acceptable - in our house anyway!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 5th May 2010 at 02:24PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Just popped in for my lunch...missed the cake as usual..and the craic re: elections. I always used to vote for the one who was most likely to give me a payrise! How superficial and avaricious was that!Embarassed. Now I don't bother at all...put off by too much flowery rhetoric.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 5th May 2010 at 02:28PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar It is rather choosing for the most convincing liar - you just know it is all going to go horribly wrong . . . honeymoon period . . . blah blah

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th May 2010 at 10:17PM

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