James Forsyth

Is Gordon doing better than people think?

Is Gordon doing better than people think?
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Political Betting has a must-read post up on why it would be a mistake to write off Gordon Brown. As Mike Smithson points out, Labour’s current performance compares favourably to its rating at the end of the Blair era. While for a governing party being in the mid-30s in the middle of parliament is far from disastrous.

What has changed, though, is that Brown has thrown away a position of immense strength. This has shifted the psychological balance of power between the two parties. So the Tories are all on top of their game while the Labour benches are down in the dumps.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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