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Notes from the writer/LibDem parliamentary candidate for Somerton & Frome

Election Day -65: Why are the Tories doing SO badly?

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This is going to be brief because I’m just back from a biz trip to Scotland, it’s late, i’m tired and that’s when you do careless blogs. Well, I do. I’m very lucky that while I’m away there’s superstars back in the constituency like John C and Sue B who are padding the streets and getting those voting intentions.

But why are the Tories doing SO badly? Obviously, all this Ashcroft stuff has completely blown any credibility their claims to being fresh and modern ever had, but I think their biggest mistake is drawing everyone’s attention to their poor performance.

Usually after a conference a party gets a surge in the polls, but I believe at their Spring conference this year all the Tories succeeded in doing was drawing the attention the whole electorate to their poor performance and lack of substance, whereas before it was only those in the thick of it who could see what was going on.

How much more damage can they do to themselves in another 64 days?!

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Written by markblackburn

March 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm

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  1. Mark,
    do you have your arguments in place, for refuting the Tories’ ‘broken Britain’ line?
    If not, there was a good editorial in the Econ recently.
    i can send.
    good luck out there.
    Mike

    mikeormsby

    March 3, 2010 at 12:50 am

    • Thanks! If you send the web address, I will post. Or feel free to post in a further reply!

      markblackburn

      March 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm


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