Friday, 7 May 2010

In passing ...

... (And if I can get grumpy for a moment) what I didn't really add about the Tories the other day was that the sole plank on which their success in this election rests is simply "change". Beyond that, they've got nothing. The comparison with New Labour's victory in 1997 is pretty stark. They also got in on the back of a huge popular swell for change, but they also had a stack of policies that they'd worked on for years. The closest that the Tories have this time is the so-called "Big Society", which appears to have singularly failed to capture anyone's imagination. Even "Back To Basics" was more plausible.

(The above bitterness was brought to you by my wrath spilling over having seen one too many Tory stooges on the box)

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