(not satire – it’s the Tories in meltdown!)
While everyone else is discussing things such as press regulation, drunken MPs and leadership challenges – you can be sure the Tory’s top strategists have something much more important to talk about today.
Namely – the loss of two council seats yesterday in formerly rock-solid blue-rinse Surrey and West Sussex.
Perception is all in politics and Tory strategists’ biggest worry is that if dissatisfied Tory voters in previously solid true-blue constituencies have any inkling that a protest vote for another party might actually not be wasted – the Tory Party could well be facing an historic meltdown in May’s local elections and even the general election in 2015.
Runnymede District Council in Surrey – UKIP overturned a 23% Tory Majority to take the seat.
Arun District Council in West Sussex – the Liberal Democrats destroyed a 48% Tory majority to take a seat!
I can assure you, these results will be causing panic in the Tory high command.
Which is why, of course the mainstream press isn’t talking about them.
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