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Morris Onions Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:09 PM
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Tories gain 16-point lead over Labour - Times/YouGov Poll
THE Tories have opened up a 16-point lead over Labour, their biggest in more than 20 years, a poll for this weekends Sunday Times has found.

YouGov put the Conservatives on 43%, compared with 27% for Labour and just 16% for Nick Cleggs Liberal Democrats. Gordon Brown has now taken Labour to its lowest poll rating since 1983, when Michael Foot was the partys leader.

If the results were repeated at a general election, Cameron would lead his party to a Commons majority of around 120.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3...


:(


Doubtless Ed Balls will be saying,

"So what"

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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:41 PM
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1. So it looks as if the Great New Labour Project may be staggering to its end ...
... and the Great British Public may be turning back to the Party that Blair and Brown were so anxious to imitate.

Ever felt all dressed up with nowhere to go?

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

The Skin
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:29 AM
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2. Depressing...
hope that they can break through before the election.

I hope no party gets a huge majority; but I certainly don't want the Tories to. I don't want them in at all; but with that majority it would mean a real resurgence of the Thatcherite Right.
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 10:55 AM
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3. The time to start worrying
is if they ever start winning by-elections.
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:52 PM
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4. Good thing there isn't an election soon
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 03:30 AM
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5. Actually...
...we do have London Mayoral elections and some local government elections soon. That will be something of a litmus test.

And on that note I will urge everyone who can vote in those elections to do so.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:50 AM
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6. Here in Northumberland, we have elections for the new Unitary Authority ...
... which few wanted and which the electorate voted solidly against in the referendum which accompanied the ill-fated poll on a Regional Assembly.

Labour Party members have already de-selected the County Council Leader and his predecessor, the principal lobbyists for this unwieldy lump of democratic deficit.

What will happen when Joe and Josephine Voter get their say is anyone's guess. But I suspect Young Dave might get a pleasant surprise ...

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