With the public, Brown cuts Tory lead by half but with his party “civil war” resumes

You might be scratching your head and wondering why Ruth Kelly’s resignation to spend more time with her family has “ reignited Labour’s civil war.” Unnamed ministers point the finger at Downing St for spiking a potential Labour resigner and forestalling others from quitting. Nobody knows if this theory is true or not – not even the Mail’s anti-Brown Ben Brogan – but it certainly has got legs. What a bunch, when the country is teetering on the brink of a financial crisis!

Yet overall Brown seem to have scored A YouGov poll for the Sun shows Labour has cut the Tories’ 20 point lead in half.

The poll puts the Conservatives on 41%, Labour on 31% and the Liberal Democrats on 16%, a Tory lead of 10 points. YouGov interviewed 1,500 people after Brown’s speech on Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning. In the last YouGov poll, for the Sunday Telegraph on 18 September, the Conservatives were on 44%, Labour on 24% and the Lib Dems on 20%, a 20-point Tory lead.”

It’s not over yet for Brown.

  • qwerty

    LOL! Normal conference bounce. The Tories will be back 15-20 points clear this time next week 😉

  • Dewi

    yep qwerty

  • bisto

    I agree. This is a conference bouce.

    Another eighteen months of increased utility bills, rising food prices and bigger taxes will make for a Tory landslide.

    Brown is a dead man walking. I expect his party will put him out of his misery after a disastrous showing at the local and euro elections in May.

  • frustrated democrat

    If Kelly is a close friend, I’m glad I don’t have his enemies.

    Look at the polls in a week or so to see where we really are.

  • Llamedos

    What is the name of the SNP candidate for Cowdenbeath because he will be Brown’s nemesis.