Friday, 14 January 2011

Oldham East - all according to the script

Just finished a Radio nan Gaidheal discussion on the significance of the Oldham East and Saddleworth result. In short - bit of boost for Ed Miliband, more pause for thought for the Lib Dems and water of a duck's back for Cameron.

What would have made the by-election a real talker would be if the result had gone any other way, if the Lib Dems had come close, or if Labour had tanked, as a seemingly bitter Phil Woolas predicted they would a day before the polls opened. This one has gone according to script so will be lost in the sands of time by next month.

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