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Ignis Fatuus
26th May 2011, 11:57
Labour opens up seven-point lead (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2011/05/26/labour-opens-up-seven-point-lead-115875-23158316/)

amcdonald
26th May 2011, 12:03
Take all the Chavs on benefits as one large voting block, add in any public sector 'workers' and you've got one large very pissed off voting bloc who would't vote for the tories unless they were given major bribes (like cheap council houses again)

If you ignore the economic reality and look at the number of stupid people out there, Labour have a good chance to get in

Moose423956
26th May 2011, 12:03
However, the poll also indicated widespread scepticism about Mr Miliband's readiness for Number 10. Only 17% felt he was ready to be prime minister, with 69% saying he was not. Labour more broadly was felt to be ready for government by only 31%, compared with 57% saying it was not.

Calm down, no need to panic.

BlasterBates
26th May 2011, 12:09
I think Labour will get in. The days of people voting with their "heads" has long gone. Greece is the natural state of any modern economy, eventually all states will end up like Greece. As soon as you start cutting huge deficits, everyone jumps up and complains. In the future countries will have to operate from a "bankrupt" position. Bankruptcy is the only thing which stops governments throwing money down black holes.

MrRobin
26th May 2011, 12:21
I know it's hardly a reliable source for predicting the future, but Betfair has shortest odds on Tories getting an overall majority at next election (no overall majority is next, then Labour last)

Doggy Styles
26th May 2011, 12:30
I know it's hardly a reliable source for predicting the future, but Betfair has shortest odds on Tories getting an overall majority at next election (no overall majority is next, then Labour last)It's as reliable as any other.

1. Polls are the position today, whereas those on Betfair is looking at the situation 4 years hence.

2. The poll was by the Mirror, so you can knock 10 percent off their 7 percent Labour lead.

Then again, do more Betfair punters tend to be tories?

BoredBloke
26th May 2011, 13:04
Just embark on a bit of creative boundary changes like Labour did to readjust the seats. Group the chavs into seats Labour would have won anyway, removing them from the marginal seats that they may have swung the vote - or take a chunk of labour voters out of a marginal and absorb them into a very pro tory seat.

AtW
26th May 2011, 13:17
Tories made fatal mistake that will result in inevitable return of Labour: they should have disbanded that party and tried their leaders for treason...

DodgyAgent
26th May 2011, 13:27
Tories made fatal mistake that will result in inevitable return of Labour: they should have disbanded that party and tried their leaders for treason...
tried them at what?

amcdonald
26th May 2011, 14:07
Tories made fatal mistake that will result in inevitable return of Labour: they should have disbanded that party and tried their leaders for treason...

But for treason these days they're probably looking at a free council house and benefits for life