May 18, 2015
I was in New York for the general election and had the luxury of watching the results at the leisurely time of 5pm onwards. I was as shocked as everybody else when I heard the broadcasters’ exit poll and watched in amazement as the results unfolded. I suspected that we might find ourselves in a 1992 scenario where Labour support had been overestimated and so I wasn’t totally surprised that the Conservatives were the largest party, though I didn’t expect them to get a small working majority.
What dawned on me the next day [...]