Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This could be the future.

If we don't sort our problems out and get on with the job in hand, this man could win the next election.

A nine-point lead? 40% would prefer this policy-vacuum, Old Etonian who helped guide Norman Lamont to Black Wednesday as our PM? 24% would prefer the near-death experience of Ming Campbell, for God's sake.

Cameron's promised to sell off more social housing and revive fox-hunting - although he has reneged on his only achievable campaign promise to date. Other than that, he's policy-lite and desperate to be all things to all men (and women).

For the sake of the party and of Britain, will someone please wake up and do what needs to be done and let Labour get on with the job of government. We need a fresh approach at the top, but I'd rather it wasn't the Tories or the Liberal Democrats.


Al said...

It's actually only 22% that want a near-death experience ;-)

politicalcorrespondent said...

Some analysis of recent polling here:


We've also linked to your post. Things are certainly not good, but there are also a few bright spots. Overall though, I concur - we have some serious thinking to do before the next election if we're to win it.

Praguetory said...

Spurred on by Labour's travails and a general mood of discontent, I think that Tory activists actually want to win back power more than they did in 2001 and 2005.

PoliticalHack said...

Sorry, Al - you are quite correct. That's how stunned I was.

There was a poll a couple of weeks ago that put LD support at 24%, one I initially dismissed as a rogue poll, as it was out of kilter with other polls published at the same time.