I've voted Labour, who I like maybe around 60% of the policies for, just to keep the Tories out - because Boris is a venal fucking snake, austerity is crippling this country, and the Brexit referendum in the first place was all politicking to stop the Conservatives for disintegrating ("Oh shit, UKIP are gaining in votes. We better put an in-out EU referendum in the manifesto, I mean no one will vote for it, right guys?"). Some bold statements, I know. My constituency shouldn't be close, but this was a Leave area so I think ceding votes to the Brexit party is a real risk, and UKIP had a sizeable chunk of the vote in 2015. I think I feel the most disenfranchised I have in my entire life. I've always thought I would never tactically vote, but the stakes have gotten so high that I can't in this election glibly piss away my vote on the party I want, and I'm literally voting for a party I don't really agree with. First Past the Post is democracy at its finest, for sure. And all of this probably still for a Tory majority, even though their legacy for the past 10 years has been biting cuts to public spending and completely indecisive, piss-weak fumbling around Brexit. And I know I you asked for astute commentary, but whenever I try to think coherently about any of this on any sort of deep level there's this thoroughly-pleasant-yet-despairing sense of rage I feel that makes any incisive thought hard. So it's all great Ruda. It's all just fucking great. Good morning!