Peter Hoskin

A matter of trust

A matter of trust
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Oh dear.  Seems like Labour supporters don't have too much faith in their party of choice.  A new poll for PoliticsHome finds that only 47 percent of "natural Labour supporters" believe that their party is either "fairly likely" or "very likely" to fulfill its manifesto pledges.  That's against 77 percent and 75 percent for Tory and Lib Dem supporters, respectively.

Of course, you'd probably expect this kind of result for a party which, thanks to 13 years of government, has had plenty of opportunity not to deliver on its promises.  But it still demonstrates just how difficult Brown will find it to convince the public about his "guarantees".