Exit polls are predicting a disappointing turnout in today’s general election as members of the public worry about missing the uninterrupted television coverage while they leave the house to exercise their democratic right.
‘It’d be just my luck that in the five minutes it takes me to pop down the road and vote, that’d be the exact moment they got Michael Portillo’s take on things, or showed live footage of Lembit Opik casting his vote,’ said potential voter, Jim Barton, this morning. ‘Plus I’ve watched the whole campaign, so I don’t want to bail out at the last minute.’
‘At the end of the day it’s only once every few years, so you’ve got to do your bit, haven’t you? And you know what they say: If you don’t watch it, you can’t complain. Mind you, it’s bloody tedious stuff. Somebody should really do something about that.’