Sunday, 28 February 2010

Cameron might actually lose, happy days

Tomorrow's Morning Star front page is entitled 'Tories on the run as polls lead crumbles' (
87395). Isn't about bloody time.

With this Ashcroft business it is really looking like Cameron's hopes of a Tory landslide victory are crumbling. Cameron's latest rants concerning his apparent 'patriotic duty' to get Brown out of number 10 look pathetic.

The next general election will be one of the most interesting that Britain has seen for years, with televised debates for the party leaders and the possibility of a party being elected into government on the basis of 'savage cuts' for the first time in history.

If Brown does manage to pull it off and beat the Tories, despite all the bad press about the current government, the question begs could the tories ever win outright ever again? They have literally been handed this election on a plate, yet it looks as though they are going to have a hard fight ahead of them if they are to win.

If candidates such as Salma Yaqoob in Birmingham Hall Green, Dave Nellist in Coventry North East and John Metcalfe in Carlisle receive a large number of votes all the better. It is going to be interesting to see how Ricky Tomlinson does in Liverpool Wavertree against a parachuted in New Labour Londoner.

If Communist Party of Britain and Unity for Peace and Socialism candidates manage to attract a respectble vote then this election will be even more interesting.

At the end of the say, while it is amusing that the Tories are having it bad at the moment, it is not clear what the result will be. While a Labour government would certainly continue the ruling class offensive in cuts as well as the war in Afganistan, the prospect of a Tory government seems to be sobering people's minds.

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