Has Tony Blair already twigged what the Conservatives dare not believe?
As Labor wallows in the weeping fluids of its political terminality, something intriguing is happening to the Tories. No 10 is struck down with victorphobia. The “L” word (“landslide”) is banned from meetings. Behind the scenes among senior MPs, the danger of “2017 all over again ”is the near-hysterical mantra. Candidates await a second outbreak ofCorbynmania, like the second coming of Christ. Ministers jitter that working-class voters may stand them up, and the middle-class slap them in the face. They both crave narrower polls to keep voters on their toes, and have queasy outbreaks at the thought of shock defeat.
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