The only interesting thing about the UK General Election taking place today is the extent to which the electorate give Blair a kicking for his policy on Iraq and his unctuous behaviour to the unspeakable little prick in the White House. I like Polly Toynbee's suggestion that Labour voters should turn up with clothes pegs holding their noses shut.
If the Brits had a more sophisticated electoral system we could hope for a Liberal Democrats / Labour coalition, but that won't happen.
The ideal result would be a close labour victory followed by Brown replacing Blair and Kenneth Clark replacing Howard.
As for Norn Ireland, a plague on all their houses. Bring in compulsory mixed-religion schools and hope the problem goes away after a few generations of inter-marriage.