Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Labour MP: If Tories can’t win now, they never will

Part of me thinks Labour's Paddy Tipping was playing games when he told Lobbydog how tough it would be for his party to hold Notts County Council in June’s election.

"People are disappointed with the Labour Party," said the MP for Sherwood.

"It’s like the last days of the Thatcher and Major governments, but I don’t think the Tories have ‘done the deal’ with the public yet.

"Labour colleagues have said if the Tories can’t win it this time then they never will."

It’s that old tactic you often see used in football matches – the other team is expected to win, so put the pressure on them.

The thing is, he’s right. The pressure is on the Tories and if they don’t take councils in June there’ll be a big question mark as to just how much they’ve managed to dent Labour’s support.

2 comments:

Events dear boy, events said...

The point is that Cameron does not have to do the deal. Labour MPs just do get it. Unless they face up to their own internal problems and resolve them, they are doomed.

Jive5 said...

When Blair came in he had to offer a viable alternative, the Tories just aren't doing that yet.

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