I can't remember feeling more less inclined to blog since I started back in 2006. And that's not overwork - though the usual pressures apply which I won't rehearse again.
Instead, I'm profoundly depressed and angry about the emerging political landscape, and the future for all of us. It's not just the duplicity of the Budget, when attacks on the most vulnerable were dressed up as progressive politics - it's the dawning realisation that those of us involved in community politics will be spending the next few years cutting valuable programmes that made a difference to people's lives, and seeing dedicated public employees thrown on the scrapheap of unemployment.
It's not what I came into politics for. Seeing the hope sucked out of communities will be a profoundly dispiriting spectacle. Still, it's important to plough on, to articulate Labour's progressive alternative. I don't believe this Coalition of chancers will survive anything like a 5-year term. We have to hope that their project to gerrymander British politics will ultimately fail, and a better programme - and governing party - will replace it.