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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:33 PM
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Tories open nine-point lead as Labour drops to 19-year low (Guardian)
Tories open nine-point lead as Labour drops to 19-year low
David Cameron is on course for a possible general election win, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today that shows support for the Conservatives climbing to a lead that could give them a narrow majority in the Commons, while Labour has plunged to a 19-year low.

The Tories have gained over the last month while support for Labour has fallen heavily in the wake of the recent alleged terror plot against airlines. An overwhelming majority of voters appear to pin part of the blame for the increased threat on Tony Blair's policy of intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Ministers - including Mr Blair - have repeatedly denied that there is a connection. But 72%, including 65% of Labour voters, think government policy has made Britain more of a target for terrorists. Only 1% of voters believe the government's foreign policy has made Britain safer, a devastating finding given that action in Iraq and Afghanistan has been justified in part to defeat Islamist terrorism.

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The findings will help the party's leader, Sir Menzies Campbell, ahead of what is expected to be a testing party conference next month. The poll follows his questioning of the prime minister's close alliance with George Bush and could leave the Lib Dems as powerbrokers if the election produces a close result.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservatives/story/0,,1...
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:39 PM
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1. Umm, am I missing something?
Why would anyone who can't stand what President Tony is doing turn to his enablers and kindred spirits, the Tories?
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:51 PM
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3. just shows how screwed up tony blair has made things.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:51 PM
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2. They're getting what they deserve
Just watch. If the Tories win, the Bush team will throw Blair overboard so fast it will make your head spin.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:55 PM
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4. the next election, in practice, won't be called till at least 2009
And officially doesn't have to be called till 2010
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:07 PM
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5. Do you see this poll (and the poll or whatever that stated that blair
was wrong to follow a low IQ doofus like bush**) as a further impetus for Labour to dump Poodle? Will this speed up the process?

I do NOT understand how he's hung on this long.

But then, look who's running the show over here (still).
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