It pays for the Tories to the lean to the right…

Well that’s the conclusion Andrew Grice has come to given the lift the Tories have had in the recent polls. For all the opproprium laid on Michael Ancrum. There is something in the theory, Brown snuck in yesterday by comparing himself to Thatcher (and further differentiating himself from Blair, and by extention Cameron) saying they were both conviction politicians. But could the real significance of the current polling figures may be the slow disintegration of the Lib Dem performance?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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