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Labour in total meltdown – now at just 20% in the polls

May 16th, 2009 Posted in UK Politics by

The latest opinion polls show the Labour Party in an unprecedented state of collapse. A BPIX poll shows Labour on just 20%, with the Tories on 41% and the LibDems on 15%. The share for others is a staggering 23% of the vote. The ComRes poll for the Indy shows the Tories on 40%, Labour on 21% and the LibDems on 18% and the minor parties on 21%.

In even more catstrophic news for Labour, only 32% think that Alan Johnson would be a better Prime Minister than Brown, with 49% disagreeing. Staggering. Pick a name at random out tof the phonebook, and surely most people would think they’d bo a better job then Brown?

Are we witnessing not just the death of this repulsive, vile government, but the full scale eclipse of Labour as a meaningful political force? Here’s hoping.

UPDATE: The BPIX figures for the Mail on Sunday, on intention to vote in the Euro elections, are Conservative 30% Labour 17% UKP 17% LibDem 15%. By my maths, this puts non-UKIP “others” on 11%.

54 Responses to “Labour in total meltdown – now at just 20% in the polls”

  1. Darrell Says:


    I appreciate that. Having said all that MP’s already employ staff and cleaners and the such like. Yes, the staff for this residency would have to be highly vetted but it simply isnt an issue that could not be solved with proper vetting in place.

    As to the tabloids camping out…well they do that already just at MP’s second homes when they have a whiff of a story. To intimate that they would be under 24/7 seige is overstating the case I think.

  2. Mark Littlewood Says:


    Far be it for me to suggest I have a little more experience of the tabloid press than you…but…

    1. They don’t camp out at an MP’s house when they have a “whiff” of a story. Needs to be far more than a whiff.
    2. The tabolids would definitely station somewhere there 24/7…u have dozens…maybe hundreds of possible stories just on spec. Not sure if this counts as being “under 24/7 seige”. But it does raise privacy issues.
    3. Vetting would be difficult. Not necessarily impossible, but very difficult. I mean what are you looking for? Any suggestion on a CV that you sell stories to the Screws? Individual employees generally have (or build) a better relationship of trust and are – anyway – the responsibility of each MP rather than of, say, the Marriot hotel.

    Some upsides of an “MPs’ hotel” but also some upside to a standard overnight fee of, say, £150 that you can spend where you want.

  3. Darrell Says:


    Well since I have named two of our MP’s who dont have a problem with it then why should you? Seems they have nothing to hide or nothing to lose from this proposal.

  4. Teddy Hegmann Says:

    This made me smile and hopefully after your last post it will do the same for you:

    If you’re not having fun, then you’re not doing it right. :)