On the ‘we’re a popular party’ fallacy…

For those of you with sufficiently long memories, it was obvious Margaret Thatcher was coming to her Machievellian end, when she blamed poor public opinion of her Council Tax (aka Poll Tax) proposals on poor presentation. It looks like Gordon Brown’s advisor’s may be suffering from the same delusion. More over at Brassneck .

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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