Would you be a Labour plotter quitter or fighter?

Not sure I’d like to be in the current Labour government, but Nick Robinson casts those members into three different camps: Plotters; Quitters; and Fighters.. But along the way he notes something I’m not sure many mainstream commenters have fully recognised. The reason many of us are thinking in terms of a guaranteed sizeable Tory majority, is not the fact that the Tories have not hit the 50% + rating that Blair got, but that Brown lags Major by a good 10%… That’s one reason why Paddy Power is giving 2/1 on for a Tory majority of 50+ seats… There may be no huge popular swing towards Cameron and his new liberal Tories, but the one away from New Labour is both clear and unremitting…

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