I INTEND to resist the temptation to stay up until the result at Glenrothes is announced. One late night a week is more than enough for someone of my advanced years and on Wednesday morning I didn’t get to bed until McCain’s concession speech – about 5.00 am.
I genuinely have no idea who’s going to win at Glenrothes. It will be a significant result, either way. But I’ll hear all about it in the morning, no doubt.
It’s funny how, ever since I’ve been a member of the Labour Party – 24 years now – I’ve taken every by-election result to heart, as if each result is a personal reflection on me. Undoubtedly a sign of rampant egoism (or is it egotism?). But I guess it’s a common complain of anyone who is truly committed to their party. Politics is personal.