Don't worry, I'm not going all party political on you. In fact it's just a quick post as our internet connection isn't good at the moment and often won't let more than one computer online at a time. In fact I'm having to use my mobile broadband dongle (why does that word always make me snigger?) to get online now, as both the boys are home.
But I thought it was worth noting that Son 1, who is eligible to vote for the first time ever, is showing an intelligent interest in the election. As Son 1 is not a great reader (I know, I know, we tried our best), the reason for this is, I'm sure, the televised leaders' debates. Son 1 has watched them with us. He has been intelligent enough to form his own views and independently remarked on last Friday morning's biased print media response to the previous night's debate.
If he has become this engaged by the TV debates I wonder how many of the other young first-time voters have done the same and what difference, if any, this will make?