This election campaign, has for me highlighted the way in which the media in this country operates when reporting news, on the one hand radio and TV tend to report facts in a largely unbiased way, whereas most of the popular British press is nothing if not biased in the way it reports political issues.
Because the broadcast media, is regulated, the elections leadership debates, have given the British people, a fair chance to assess, what our politicians actually stand for, which not surprisingly has given the Liberal Democrats a big boost as both Cameron and Brown did what they always do, which was to come out with meaningless platitudes, delivered with the high-handedness, which both Tory and Labour politicians display, as if, they have a god given right to rule this country in perpetuity, Nick Clegg answered the questions put to him with authority and clarity without the arrogance of his rivals.
Reading the "Murdoch Press" in particular the Sun, News of the world, objectivity, fairness and facts seem to fly out the window, back in 1997 or even prior Tony Blair and Rupert Murdoch met and thereafter until recent times the Sun, News of the world has backed the Labour party, and it is worth noting during that time, Sky TV appears to have continued, to have a monopoly on “paid for” satellite broadcasts in this country. Anyhow currently Murdoch papers are pushing David Cameron for all he's worth, its almost amusing to read some Murdoch journalists, as they "sing for their supper" as are the Tory promoting celebrity political analysts, like Lord Lloyd Webber (currently doing all right with your BBC promoting his musicals) and this morning Simon Cowell, along with 16 page three girls who should the conservatives not win on Thursday, will immediately be outlawed.
Labour are certainly nothing if not desperate at the moment, with current ministers promoting the idea of tactical voting, which in these parts means not voting for Stephen Ladyman who hasn't got a chance anyway and swapping to the liberal democrats, and not voting for veteran Rodger Gale.
Anyway I suggest you vote with your gut feeling, personally if I vote conservative I would be voting for rich tax dodging businessman, in Labour's case to vote for them, means you are supporting a bloated privileged public sector and perpetuating a welfare culture, I'll certainly prefer to keep to my principles for this reason "The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
Do please vote.