I was doing a piece on the 2001 election in a similar vein to the one I did on 1992, which has turned from a post into an essay.

* Probably John Major’s best set-piece gag, when he said to Neil Kinnock “‘He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.’ Appropriately, that quote comes from ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’- and Labour will lose.”