Last night I had a fairly unique experience. I had my tie done up for me by Stephen Fry. We were both involved in hosting the launch of Votematch, a new piece of software designed to help people decide who to vote for in the Euro elections, created by Unlock Democracy. You have to answer 30 questions, then it tells you how closely you are aligned with each party. After Stephen had spoken a left wing blogger called Annie Mole and I were tasked with taking the test, but together. For answers we disagreed on we put them to an audience vote. I predicted we would end up with a rather ugly LibDem hybrid, which turned out not to be too far from the truth.
Before festivities started at the Apple Store in Regent Street, Stephen and I were in the green room with Simon Hoggart. He asked if my tie was a Duchamp (which it was, naturally) and then said it was outrageous to wear such a lovely tie and not be able to tie it properly. I thought he was going to rip it from my neck, but instead he just rearranged it and sighed! Made my evening.
You can take the Vote Match test at http://votematch.co.uk