Well thats it then. The Campaign is over.
Good luck to the candidates involved in the democratic process tomorrow (actually later today). Fair play to them for putting themselves forward.
The odd thing about retiring from Blogging is that the viewing stats for this Blog have gone thru the roof. Thank you.
As you can see from the pic, I am a strictly neutral Blogger.
There was a time when Mrs FitzjamesHorse told me to “smile and look at the birdie”. Now she says “dont smile and hold your wee fat belly in”.
I think that the more that people take your advice today, the more likely it is that we will get progress on Health, Education, Housing, Brexit etc in the years ahead, with more competent decisions being taken for the common good rather than narrow sectional interest.
One last thing? Whoever you support and even if you can’t bear to vote for anyone, get out there and exercise your franchise – even if you only scrawl graffiti on the ballot paper. Voting DOES make a difference. It might only be slight and often not what you want but it should never be taken for granted or cast aside.
I wwonder how many times I have voted in 47 years. I was 18 and 1 month in 1970.
Around 172,000 viewers tuned in for the final Assembly leaders’ debate on BBC – up more than 70% on last year.
The figure for the live broadcast was higher than the corresponding UTV debate a fortnight ago, which was watched by 141,000 people.
Colum Eastwood put in an excellent performance I thought. He deserves a decent break today/tomorrow as he has kept the focus on key issues around Brexit, Health, fallout from RHI, trying to make government work and engaging “across the divide” wherever possible. I think he has really come of age in this campaign. Hopefully the viewing figures translate into greater engagement with the voting process today.
I look on this election as an unexpected bonus. An unexpected chance to put DUP under pressure.
We should have pulled out of the Executive in 2011. We just gave DUP-SF cover.
My impression is that there are a few more cars at the polling station than normal.
Appeared busy at St Peters COI Church Hall at Antrim Road North Belfast at teatime.
I saw some people there that I’ve never seen voting before – hopefully that’s a trend repeated not just in North Belfast but all over the North.
I went there last May. About 8pm it was steady. I did not go there this year.
According to my twitter feed we are heading for a 116% turnout and a Green/Alliance Government.
Well at least the price of muesli will come down.