Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 16 April 2010

Labour to Win Most Seats?

An article in today's Telegraph suggests that Brown will win more seats at the general election than Cameron, even though the Tories have a 5 point lead according to a MORI poll taken from interviews during the period 19-22 February.

A 1% swing to the Tories, within the margin of error for a single poll, would give Cameron the most seats, however, as the Party gathers at Brighton tomorrow for their Spring conference, the members must be reflecting on 'how did it all go wrong' given that they had a 20 point lead back in the summer.

With so many indicators of appalling government since Labour took office, objectively, it is astonishing that Brown is not heading for certain defeat. Whether it is the nigh certain fact that Blair, supported by Brown, took us into an illegal war in Iraq; whether it is the fact that the British economy is clearly in worse shape than our main rivals demonstrating that Brown was a very poor Chancellor of the Exchequer; whether it is the deliberate act of, arguably, treason committed by purposely allowing 3 million immigrants into the country to 'change the ethnic composition of the country' or the general decline in NHS services as highlighted by the treatment of patients at the Stafford Hospital the voters seem to be unable find the courage to kick this malevolent government out.

And courage it is, for there is little doubt that in contrast to 'things can only get better' Blair, Brown's success has been built on fear. Whether it is his bullied staff, his attempt at discrediting his own Chancellor or the clear 'grip of terror' he has on the Labour MPs which has produced such an obedient group of the peoples representatives - it is fear which has brought him within sight of victory.

No doubt it was Mandelson, the Prince of Darkness, who has engineered this remarkable and undeserved recovery. By firstly not acknowledging the dreadful state of the nations finances and taking immediate remedial action, by refusing to admit that hefty savings will be needed in public services for years ahead and then the coup de grace - convincing many voters that the Tories will not only endanger the recovery by cutting expenditure too early, but will threaten everyone's prospect of employment and their level of pay.

Cameron and his team clearly have faults, however, as has regularly been shown by the latest piece of dreadful news, this has been a destructive administration which has, and will, only drag the nation further to its knees if allowed back into office. The nation needs a new broom to clear out the many dark practices which, no doubt, will come to light when a new administration comes to power.

Lets hope the electorate are not cowed by Brown and Mandelson's fear mongering and find the courage to kick out these dark and depressing dictators who exist only through negativity.

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