Full day's campaigning today assisted by a team of three international observers from Uganda. They are all members of the democratic opposition party and likened their situation to the MDC in Zimbabwe. Their President is also long-serving and has altered the constitution so that there is no limit to his term of office. He is openly corrupt. They are sick of the despot, but they risk imprisonment and worse in their fight for democracy.
As it's their first time outside Africa it's also interesting to get their initial thoughts on England. The mother of five said that she had seen white people before, but never so many at the same time. The "Chairman" opined that Birmingham, Heathrow and London look much the same as each other to him and reckoned he'd spotted some 150 year olds (the life expectancy in Uganda is 47). The "Speaker" is a great guy and is rightly upset that the Queen will be visiting Uganda in November and giving the sitting president a propaganda coup. I hope to do more detailed interviews with my assistants later in the week and maybe show them some sights away from the suburban terrain that we are covering as part of the campaign.