And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Posts Tagged: 2001 General Election
The shock over the overall result has distracted us from how remarkable some of each party’s gains really were.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
People listened to John Major when he was responding to hecklers.
Most produce results that are more or less what a reader of opinion polls and other electoral data might have anticipated a few months in advance.
Major’s success was the polling companies’ failure. This time, Cameron must deliver more.
7.3. 25-35. 1992. And – last but not least – 9.