Friday, March 11, 2011

Obtuse, odd or obvious?....

It seems that the blame game isn't as bad as expected...or is worse, depending on the colour your political stripes. George Eaton in The New Statesman's rolling blog 'Staggers' (yes, I know!) reports on today's You Gov poll that most voters still blame Labour for the current slight cutbacks in spending (commonly known as cuts, harsh cuts! Savage Coalition Cuts! EVIL TORY CUTS!) "but the tide is beginning to turn" (click image to enlarge).
...the number blaming Labour has fallen (from 49 per cent to 40 per cent) over the last nine months, while the number blaming the coalition has risen (from 18 per cent to 27 per cent), although not by as much as one might expect. The number blaming both (surely the most logical response) has risen from 18 per cent to 22 per cent.
Now, I doubt this would this be poor memories, after all, everyone seems to remember every detail of Margaret Thatcher's time in office after two decades so I doubt 10 months would make them forget slime-ball Blair and Crash Gordon, so it must be just a gradual regression to the default party political position: i.e. more or less 33% Labour, more or less 33% Conservative and others not bothered or floating between the two.

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Paul said...

Mrs Thatcher polarised opinion in a way nobody has done before or since, that's why she remains the wicked witch of the west to anybody over 45 who didn't vote Conservative. Blair was different in that he appealed to middle England but couldn't do the groundwork, I fear the same fate will be Cameron's downfall. As for Brown, well he started well and then blew it.

Span Ows said...

Why she didn't did she, what polarised opinion was union stupidity, militant, lefty trouble makers and the "Right's" reaction to it. Something similar seems to be forming now, you can almost fell the excitement of SWP etc.

Blair was an actor and snake oil salesman that appealed to people who were ready to be appealed to by anything. Brown, well I'm sure he had a role somewhere but he never found one that really did anyone any "real" good.

I agree with what you say re Cameron btw.