I know I always feel and say the same every time I get home from a time away in the south west and this time is arguably worse than others. After a week of being a long way away from it all in the sanctuary of Cornwall, I come home only for my senses to be assaulted where they left off by the cacophony that is the General Election campaign.
That`s depressing enough but I`m sure that the events in Nepal, Lampedusa, Sicily, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in this troubled world perhaps put the General Election campaign into the realms of irrelevance in the great scheme of things, so perhaps I shouldn`t complain quite so much.
But I think I have a genuine case for grievance when I learned last week that `it is unlikely that the Chilcot Inquiry report will be published until 2016 at the earliest.` Maybe again I shouldn`t be surprised at yet another Establishment stitch-up, following on from countless others over the years - whichever government may have been in charge at any time. They look after themselves, it seems, rather than looking after those they are supposed to represent and respect.
The General Election looks to be heading for a bit of a mess, leaving political parties scrabbling for position and the electorate in a state of confusion. Maybe that almighty muddle might bring a change in attitude, but I seriously doubt it, and so there is likely to be no escape from the oppressive self interest of the Establishment. So you can hardly blame me for wanting out again - and in a couple of weeks I`ll be off to my spiritual home of the New Forest. Not much changes there either, thank goodness.