Party Like It's 1997

May 1st is a momentous date, the date of the 1997 UK General Election. The first time I could vote in a national election (although, I don't remember who it was I voted for). A time of exuberance and optimism. There's something great about an election like that: a time of uncertainty, a time to wipe the slate clean. It's inevitable that it will be followed by gradual disillusionment as the same old disloyalties and betrayals are committed by new politicians. So that's why on May 1st 2007 I'll be celebrating those old memories and ten eventful years by rewatching the BBC's satirical coverage from that night. It probably won't be very good.

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