Friday, May 4
Results from the local elections show mixed results. The Conservatives will be reasonably happy despite Plymouth and Trafford. Seeing off Labour in London is a big morale boost – anti-Semitism obviously a bigger problem for Corbyn than Windrush is for Theresa May. Although it suggests there are limits to activism, the difference in demographic voting intentions – between local and national elections – gives Labour reason to feel optimistic. Younger voters are far more likely to turn out for a general election. Brexit remains the key. If the government fudge the end game and then fail to sell it to their supporters the Conservative Party will be toast.
at May 04, 2018