20 telltale signs that you're a political junkie

From Luke Akehurst's Blog. Mine in bold.

1. The first thing you do in the morning is check the BBC’s politics website, followed by the broadsheets

2. You can name 10 Lib Dem MPs

3. The Today programme is as much a morning routine as brushing your teeth and taking a piss

4. You know the URL’s for the Top Three political blogs from memory

5. In your briefcase is a copy of Private Eye, an iPod, and Alan Clarke’s biography
I have an iPod and sometimes Private Eye

6. You read Boris every week, even if its only to disagree

7. You record Question Time via Series Link on your SKY + box or TiVo8.
No, but I sometimes watch it on the BBC website if I miss it

8.You know the Huffington Post is not a newspaper from a town called Huffington

9. You know who Nicholas Sarkozy is

10. Your family never brings up politics in your presence

11. You have a complex opinion of Tony Blair

12. You actually know where the politics section is at your local Waterstones

13. You always vote

14. Your water cooler conversations usually revolve around a recent Westminster scandal, whether your colleagues like politics or not

15. You have given money to a political party, via either membership or a donation
Both

16. Your dream is to appear on QT yourself
I'd settle for the panel at LSE SU QT

17. You read political blogs during your lunch hour

18. You see more of Iain Dale than your children, sadly

19. You can name the last four foreign secretaries
Couldn't remember who was the last Tory before Cook.

20. You have a ‘handle’ at Comment is Free

14 out of a possible 20. b+ - could do better

 

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