1 Mar

Pride's Purge

(Not satire – it’s the UK today)

Electoral strategists from all parties are concerned about one thing and one thing only. How their party can win the next election.

And although you won’t hear them admitting it, Labour strategists will have been surprisingly happy with the election result in Eastleigh yesterday.

Come off it Tom. Labour came 4th FFS!

I know I know – but their reasoning goes something like this.

To win an overall majority at the next general election, Labour need three things to happen.

First of all they need the Liberal Democrat vote to collapse in their favour in Lib Dem/Labour marginals.

But secondly, they conversely need the Liberal Democrat vote to hold up in Lib Dem/Tory marginals.

Thirdly, they need to be doing well enough to win at least a few Tory/Labour marginals.

If all three of those things happen – then Labour will be…

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