- Will it be time for the “Daves” soon?
More confirmation that the Brown Bounce is over with a Populus poll in the Times today which gives Labour just a 1-point lead.
Headline figures are Labour 37, Conservatives 36, Lib Dems 18.
For anyone who’s still tempted with a 2007 election, it’s currently available at 5.5 on Betfair (9/2 in “old money”).
Meanwhile, former Conservative deputy leader Michael Ancram has warned against the party making “vacuous reforms” – are there any Tory posters on pb.com who think that such interventions help the party’s cause?
The poll yesterday showing the parties tied means that we have a winner in the “When will Labour lose its poll lead?” competition.
Vino, who was just one day out in his predicted date, wins a signed copy of Mike’s book “The Political Punter”, which is a must-read for anyone who wants to take betting on politics seriously.
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