Editor's blog: Vote for whoever you want

We'd never insult your intelligence by telling you how to vote. But make sure that you do.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

One of the more bizarre British rituals surrounding the election process is the age-old tradition of readers being told by their newspaper or magazine how they should vote. With many media this is an agonising process; you could feel the uneasy frisson going on within the FT as it decided to plump for the Tories after an extended dalliance with Labour (there are more pinkoes within the Pink ‘Un than you might think). The Guardian is as eccentric as you’d expect, with some writers refusing to toe the editorial line. You have to hand it to the BBC: it does an amazing job preserving its impartiality under what is currently intolerable pressure on the organisation. With others it is a pantomime process... [CONTINUED]

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