October 6, 2007


Why Brown bottled it: Six point Tory lead in the marginals (Fraser Nelson, 10/06/07, The Spectator: Coffee House)

Why did Gordon Brown call off the election? The News of the World, where I am a columnist, tells us tomorrow. It is the only newspaper to have polled in the marginal seats (a horribly expensive process) and the results exposes the type of information which Brown has been chewing over. The results are devastating. There is a six-point Tory lead in the marginals – yes, a six point Tory lead: 44% to 38%. It suggests that, if Brown did go, he’d lose his majority. Labour would still be the biggest party, with 306 seats to the 246 for the Tories.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 6, 2007 7:54 AM
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