The Order of the Bed often seems to be good at sensing political moods. In 2010 we identified a key plank for the Tories if they wanted to succeed in Government:

From the March 2010 Seasonal Area page

The Tories, flushed with success at not winning an election outright for the fourth time in a row, duly rushed off, did nothing and have now lost overall control of Monmouthshire County Council.

Meanwhile Monmouth is complaining about a collapsing railway viaduct and its interminable traffic problems.

Perhaps a spot of investment in re-opening the railway would remedy the political (popularity), structural (viaduct decay), environmental (excess traffic), economic (awkward and unreliable transport) and social (bad links around the Wye) problems for Monmouth.


Meanwhile, with everyone for miles having called the London mayoral election for Boris, there is an enormous temptation to trot across the road and put a few pence on Ken before the polls get declared. However, the bookies seem to have shut and even at the current rate of declaring results it looks likely London will have found out who won before I find out how to use a bookie website.


As a note to make the Tories feel better on the council front, the councils being discussed yesterday seem to have been weighted a bit towards Labour ones – particularly since a load of them were in Wales. Meanwhile, I’m wondering if the Official Monster Raving Loony Party will be good enough to field a nice sensible Loony candidate for me to vote for at the next election.


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