Tony Blair has now announced the general election will take place on Tuesday 5 May.

I’m preparing my own Urban Fox Manifesto in honour of the occasion, so that’ll appear here soon. In the meantime, let’s play the Election Pledge game! 10 points every time a politician promises to drop taxes, 10 points every time one promises to increase spending on schools, hospitals or pensioners. Double bonus points if you catch Gordon Brown making veiled remarks about becoming Prime Minister in a couple of months’ time. 2 points per trite soundbite (e.g. “Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime” or “Education, education, education”). Triple bonus points if you spot a senior politician with an amusing new “credible” election haircut.

Alternatively, we could ignore the establishment-friendly, status quo-perpetuating charade altogether and let the bickering middle aged white men get on with it.

Tough call, I know.