I am Pete Robson, a shop steward and union activist living on the Cornwall/Devon border, and working in a supermarket. Specifically, on the self service tills, so I am sure that puts people on my side immediately.

I seem to be hurtling toward old age, at a rate of knots that is, nowadays, the fastest thing about my life.

I am left of centre politically, and though I like to theorise, I convince myself that I have ended up where I am politically through my life experiences.

Undoubtedly we are entering a new phase of politics. Having become increasingly irritated by the bland, micro managed political offerings post-Thatcher, the UK electorate is actively grabbing politics back from the establishment and returning it to the streets. Unfortunately, that applies to the right wing as well.

You never know, people might actually start voting.