Pond Politics is back

After almost 5 years, I’m back. I find writing my thoughts very therapeutic: it forces me to more deeply consider my beliefs and challenge myself, and if anybody stumbles upon my musings and enjoys reading or challenging them too, great.

Sadly, since the last time I was blogging, my old friend/sparring partner/tea party supporting right wing American, Greg, the is no longer here to challenge me in his special way. I was de-friended by him on Facebook right after Obama won his second term which marked the end of our exchanges. I wasn’t gloating, I promise. Though lengthy, those debates remain on the blog and still make for interesting reading.

Five years is a long time, and since I last blogged about politics I have quit the Liberal Democrats after they tripled tuition fees and joined Labour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the future of both of these parties. I also created a site bookelections.com which analysed the betting markets to predict what would happen in the 2015 UK General election. I’ll be looking at just how wrong the betting markets and pollsters got it and why, and also look at doing a similar analysis of the upcoming 2016 US Presidential elections where the betting markets typically do far better.

I hope you enjoy reading, any suggestions or thoughts, please leave a comment.

– John

John Hardy

John Hardy

Web Developer living in Bristol, UK.
I enjoy politics and technology and have been a fan of Bitcoin since 2011.
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John Hardy

Web Developer living in Bristol, UK.
I enjoy politics and technology and have been a fan of Bitcoin since 2011.