Our survey is a snapshot, five years before the event, but this is the starting benchmark: can the Government possibly keep confidence levels this high?
A new era beckons, the strings on the public purse are loosening, and it’s time to show what a compassionate, one-nation Conservative government can achieve.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
In Loughborough, we could see how Labour had lost its “core vote”. They may be unwilling to return to the fold.
All played a part in forming the new Tory appeal that has made major inroads into the working class, Wales and provinical England.
What’s happening in our little platoons at home is a microcosm of what’s happening in our nation.
The Government must spare no effort to deliver dignified work, up-to-date infrastructure, and state-of-the-art training to these long-neglected communities.
Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat…Total Complete & Utter Victory.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
I wonder if this election will go down in history as the one where, at long last, such attitudes towards Conservatives were dispelled?
There are a mass of these voters in the Red Wall seats that collapsed last week, but no party has yet made a convincing policy offer to them.
There will be a mass of new Conservative MPs who have no or little presence on the ground to support them.
Plus: The landslide that few dared to predict. How I once tried to become Monmouth’s MP. And: Happy Christmas to all my readers