Posted on April 2, 2010 by brightonpoliticsblogger
A fascinating poll was conducted by YouGov for the Sun that had the Conservatives just 1 point ahead of Labour. The poll was taken immediately aftr the Gordon Brown interview with Piers Morgan. The Sun did not publish the poll, saying that it was never intended for publication!
It must be tough for those who made the call that the Sun was backing the Tories to see the polls narrow so alarmingly (or so pleasingly for others). It won’t be “the Sun wot won it” this time.
The fact that it was never published isn’t a problem. The importance of the poll is that when the electorate is exposed to the real GB, rather than the smears and lies that is part of its aily diet, our Gordon excels.
This must be a matter of great concern for the Tories. David ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron is identified as an old Etonian Tory toff.
Labour would be well advised to remember the saying “It’s the economy, Stupid”, but add to it “It’ all about Class”.
A hung parliament continues to look likely.
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Posted on January 2, 2010 by brightonpoliticsblogger
Today’s Sun has an article penned by David Cameron that aims to convince us that he is not a Tory toff. It is full of Gavin and Tracy, Gary Barlow and the new year television viewing habits of the Cameron household.
From this article it is clear that Dave Cameron is an everyday bloke, a real diamond geezer.
Actually his article is an insult to the intelligence of ordinary people. They won’t suddenly be convinced that he isn’t upper middle class, via Eton and Oxford and the Bullingdon.
This remains Cameron’s Achilles Heal, and he knows it. He is a Tory toff and the more he tries to pretend he is otherwise, the more we will know he is worried about this.
The Tory Party website still refers to the schools attended by Shadow Cabinet members if they attended Comprehensives but is silent on Eton and other private schools attended by Cameron, George Osborne et al. This in spite of an assurance to “sort out the website” given to Jon Soppell on The Politics Show.
When it comes to playing the class card, Gotdon Brown is not guilty. Just once, at PMQ, did he refer to the playing fields of Eton. The shame is that he has not done so more often.
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