It's very rarely that we at Maturin Towers ever get a timing prediction right, because of the complexities of chaos, but May the 6th has almost been written in stone since the day Gordon Brown bottled the election that never was, two years ago, so we're not going to crow too loudly over this one.
Who will win?
Who cares. What difference will it make to anything? The canoe is heading over the falls and we have three paddlers arguing about what colour the paddle should be.
So wake me up when it's all over.
Yes, it'll be nice to see Gordon Brown booted over the border back into Scotland, I suppose. But that will just mean one more man is going to get a Prime Ministerial pension valued at several millions. So it'll be cheaper if Brown wins. And then when the economy falls off a cliff, as it's going to, then he won't be able to squirm his way out of it. If he loses, he'll claim that it was nothing to do with him.
Fortunately, it's nothing to do with me as I won't be bothering the Mafia with their invitation to visit one of their meaningless polling booths. So everyone else can have fun thinking that it makes a blind bit of real difference who happens to occupy 10 Downing Street.
Maturin Towers prediction? Tough one. Cameron to win, but unable to form a government. Clegg to side with Cameron but most Lib-Dem MPs to side with Labour Party. Brown to form next government, under the tutelage of Mandelson. Highly unstable political position. When the economy falls off a cliff, when the money finally runs out or stops being worth anything, then another General Election to be held within six months of that. Cameron to win that one with a 'mandate'.
Let's hope he can take that mandate and start shredding the government with it. Fat chance, but you live in hope. Let's also hope that Steven Baker of the Cobden Centre can be involved somewhere in all of that to bring some Misesian sense to the table. Along with Hannan and Johnson.
Then we might actually get somewhere.