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The Tory message in 2015: Vote Cameron for PM

3 January 2013

5:38 PM

3 January 2013

5:38 PM

One thing is already apparent about the Tories’ 2015 campaign, it will be even more dependent on David Cameron than the 2010 one was. Why, because as Anthony Wells points out again today, Cameron polls ahead of his party.

There’ll be those who criticise this decision. They’ll point out that the big billboard posters of him in 2010 backfired badly. Others will wonder what more juice can be squeezed out of Cameron, given that by the next election he’ll have been leading the party for nigh-on ten years.

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But to the Tory leadership, the Cameron lead on the best Prime Minister question is one of their trump cards. It is key to their attempt to take seats off the Lib Dems. For Tory candidates can offer what Liberal Democrat MPs cannot: a vote for them is a vote for Cameron to be returned to No. 10. It is also going to be a big part of their pitch to wavering, centre-ground voters.

Labour sources point out that Cameron’s lead on the best PM question is about half what it was when Miliband became Labour leader. They also argue that the Tories’ wouldn’t be foot-dragging on the election debates question, if they were so confident of the Cameron Miliband match-up. But I suspect that Tory reluctance to agree to the debates now is more a negotiating position than anything else.

There is, as I say in the column this week, a certain irony about the modernisers’ reliance on Cameron. If they had genuinely succeeded in changing voters’ perceptions of the party, they wouldn’t have to rely on the leader so much.

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  • commentator

    If the bile-ridden outpourings of Fergis Pickering are the authentic voice of the “modernised” Tory Party (and I suspect they are), give me the “nasty party” anyday.

    • Fergus Pickering

      What bile? I am sweetness and light. Fergus, by the way. Fergus.And nobody I know has ever suggested I am modernised. What a bizarre suggestion.

      • Colonel Mustard

        The trouble is Fergus that you have been cloned and misrepresented. Now we don’t know when the real Fergus is speaking because the comments are not consistent.

  • WIlliam Blakes Ghost

    Of course the Tories can use those baby posters in the run up to the election again and point out that the Chancellor has increased the debt of every man woman and child in this country by £10,000. Wait a minute Labour aren’t in power. Oh dear…….

  • WIlliam Blakes Ghost

    I beginning to find all this ramping of the Tory chances highly amusing. Clearly much foolade has been drunk over the Christmas period. Obviously they are extremely worried about the situation or they wouldn’t already be touting round the shop-soiled Cameron.

    So lets get this right. The Tories are using David Cameron as one of their primary selling points. This is the David Cameron who couldn’t beat Gordon Brown decisively despite the immense advantage he had in the run up to the 2010 election. This is the David Cameron who blew the debates and has never sealed the deal with the electorate. This is the David Cameron who on all other head to head measurements with Miliband is neck and neck.and all his metrics are on the negative side of the graph. This is the David Cameron who has been around as leader since 2006. Its the equivalent of Tony Blair circa 2005. In reality Cameron is well passed his sell buy date and the fact that the Tories are having to fall back to the default ‘Dave Is The Man’ line shows how little the Tories have to offer. The only goods news is Labour and the Libdems have nothing better amongst their ranks of rejects and reprobates to put the mediocre and uninspiring Cameron in his place. That is what comes of all three parties fighting over a tiny worthless square of the political centre ground located somewhere between Islington and Notting Hill offering the same failed ethos that the establishment parties have been dishing up for the last 20 years!

  • Kevin

    “Vote for change”

    What a novel slogan, though perhaps relatively few people pay sufficient attention to politics to notice how off-the-shelf it is.

    It probably works too. Everyone wants change: socialists want the means of production nationalised, conservatives want the NHS privatised; nationalists want out of the EU, internationalists want a superstate; Keynesians want higher taxes, “Austrians” want buy-to-let transactions protected from equal taxation and fair interest rates.

    Average focus group response:
    “I want change, I have no time for politics, I’ll vote for that guy”.

    • Roderick

      I seem to recall that the most successful words used by marketers to promote (in reality the same old) soap powder are: “New, Improved Formula”. Could this be the thinking behind Vote for Change, an acknowledgement that politics is just a glorified soap opera?

      • Ron Todd

        For a long time ‘biological’ was the big selling point for soap powder now they are promoted as ‘non biological’ Conservative has been replaced by non conservative when the demand is stong enough we will get original conservative back.

  • Ron Todd

    If Cameron polls ahead of Miliband or Glegg it is not because a huge number of people think he is wonderful it is because bad as he is we think Glegg or Miliband would be even worse.

    What I want is a Tory PM after the next election. Cameron’s main interests seem to be Gay Marriage and giving more money to Africa. The people I know mostly white working class if they even think about gay marriage are slightly uneasy about it and a majority think giving more money to Africa is money wasted at a time when people in this country are suffering.

    On the other big issues, immigration, Human rights, Europe might as well still have labour for all he has done about them. And on the national debt his big selling point at the last election at best he is increasing the debt slightly slower than the other lot would. As for energy I want a seniour politician to go to Cameron and explain to him in clear simple words why big windmills are not the answer. The labour party attacks on his poshness didn’t do him as much harm as they might have because Miliband and his advisors did not realise that a lot of us see Miliband as being just as posh as Cameron.

    Cameron should not make too many promises I don’t see him as a person I expect to keep his promises he should be seen to do someting effictive about at least one of the problems in this country then he will have a record to stand on not just words.

    • Boudicca_Icenii

      “Cameron’s main interests seem to be Gay Marriage and giving more money to Africa.”

      They’re not even HIS interests. Giving way .7% of borrowed money to Africa is a UN policy, which Labour signed us up to. The Gay ‘marriage’ policy originated in the UN and has been advanced by the EU. Cameron’s simply following Orders.

      • Ron Todd

        Where ever the policies originaly came from they are just about the only things Cameron ever seems enthusiastic about.

      • Fergus Pickering

        Gay Marriage is a freebie, doesn’t cost anything. I don’t know why you bother objecting to it.

        • MirthaTidville

          Could be because its not normal

  • Daniel Maris

    If the Tories think they have “trump cards” they are sadly deluded. Sounds like you’ve been talking to that strategic blunderer Osborne again, James.

    Labour may be cr*p but the Conservatives are so p*ss poor, Labour will cr*p all over them.

  • wrinkledweasel

    Dave is not an issue with the die-hards and Ukippers. Dave is an issue with ordinary floating voters who cannot completely disbelieve the “toff” tag – perhaps the most successful hatchet job in history. Dave looks like a Toff. He sounds like a Toff. I’d put him down as a Toff.

    I don’t have a problem with Toffs, but a lot of people do. It’s the reason you never saw Harold Wilson (incidentally an Oxford man with a first) smoking a cigar in public, which he preferred to a pipe. It’s the reason you never saw Phoney Tony (Public School and Oxford) with a glass of wine in his hand. All politicians like to be photographed drinking beer and they like to be heard with some kind of common-sounding accent. It says loads about the way we perceive them, and when it comes to Dave, nobody believes he’s not posh.

    We like Nigel because he likes a pint and a fag. We like Nigel because he doesn’t talk down t us. We like Nigel because he is not some PC I-Speak-Your-Weight machine. All we need now is for the mainstream press to treat Nigel Farage with at least the respect that his polling deserves.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Can’t remember Maggie drinking beer. Of course Cameron’s posh. Would you prefer him to be one of the great unwashed and idle? We should all strive to be posh, drink wine and smoke havana cigars.

      • ScaryBiscuits

        The problem isn’t Cameron being posh; it is that he hasn’t a clue. Posh is just a handy tag for this money printing, hoody hugging, EU loving, windmill mad disaster of a Conservative leader.

        • Chris lancashire

          As you yourself noted earlier, you are mistaking insults for an argument.

          • Wessex Man

            Chris Lancashire where’s the insults in that post, you must have a very very thin skin, or worse being part of Call me Dave’s devotees!

            • Chris lancashire

              Oh definitely the latter old thing.

          • ScaryBiscuits

            Chris, Previously I said you were mistaking insults for arguments. Now it seems you are mistaking arguments for insults! As you again illustrate, it is Cameroons’ persistent failure to differentiate between the two that is the problem.

  • Magnolia

    The cult of leader, how glorious.
    You are right that the Tory candidates can offer what the Lib Dems cannot, a liberal PM.
    The eventual choice will be overwhelming.
    On the left (?) we have Mr Ed Miliband and his offer of government by victimhood.
    One minute he’s a civil rights protester, akin to a suffragette or a hacked off victim and the next he’s a refugee from those nasty foreigners (historical). He identifies with the working classes having never had any experience of them.
    On the right (?) we have our PM, Mr David Cameron, a man so well mannered that he informs the world that a menopausal woman is frustrated and that a working octogenarian is a dinosaur that should take his pension. Oh yes, and we must all “get with the programme”, whatever that is.
    Somewhere off the compass we have the DPM, Mr Nick Clegg who’s offerings to the country include the valuable information that Britain has always engaged with and been a leader in Europe since the days of Agincourt and that we must continue to be at the centre, influencing Europe (with longbows?). He’s also told us that 1950’s mothers were poison, so that’s a great vote winning V sign to the elderly.
    If we exclude the ‘meat free Monday’ crowd then our final contestant is a rather leathery, middle aged outsider who’s coming up fast on the inside track and who (bluntly) smells of fags.
    The voter will have a happy choice at the next general election in our revered democracy.

  • Hexhamgeezer

    With cameron clogg and milliband all we are deciding on is the colour of curtains in a derelict house.

  • Boudicca_Icenii

    Another attempt to turn a British General Election into a ‘Presidential-style’ campaign.
    We don’t directly elect our Prime Minister. Focus should be on policies, not the man fronting the party.
    Still, I’m sure Nigel will be happy. Focusing on the Party Leaders will show UKIP in the best possible light.

    • Ron Todd

      It is largely the man fronting the policy who determines how effectifly if at all the policies are carried out.

  • George_Arseborne

    Please use keep this strategy. I love that air brushed image of CaMoron during the 2010 campaign. The country will love a bill board with the clown image and be a bit cheerful . Reminding us that the austerity clown needs to be toast.

  • Cerberus

    Some of us don’t tie ourselves to a leader. Leaders are transient and are [thankfully] easily cast aside when they fail to deliver.

    Sticking Cameron’s oleaginous visage on electoral posters is a 101% turn-off for me.

    • Dimoto

      Some of us don’t, but UKIP and the Scottish Nats definitely do.
      Without Farage, (or Kilroy Silk before that), UKIP would just melt away.
      Mind you, in a slanging match on TV between Cameron and Farage, any betting man would go for Farage, the pub “raconteur”.

  • TomTom

    Fantastic…..a dartboard for Northerners ! Just wait until those Child Benefit Losers find their PAYE Coding altered….Cameron’s Cult of Personality will look herald the Collapse of Conservatives

  • anyfool

    That Cameron stands head and shoulders above the rest is so depressing, Cameron a weak man with a modicum of charm against Miliband a man without any redeeming character traits who is in reality a talking head for his paymasters in the unions, his other opponents Clegg a walking corpse to witless to die and Nigel who would provide a sterner test, but with no discernible back up in UKIP will probably be left floundering.
    The only hope is some unexpected change in peoples behavior and they put a lot of what most would call fringe candidates in the Commons on the way to a clear out of the pygmies in occupation.

  • Davey12

    I am voting UKIP.

    I will never vote Tory again, ever.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Well, I expect you will die soon. UKIP is the party of the old and slightly gaga.

      • Etrangere

        A characteristically unpleasant and ignorant post.

      • vulture

        Yeah, like Alexandra Swann! You speak for yourself Fergus, only you’re not ‘slightly’ but ‘very’ gaga!

      • coffeehousewall.co.uk

        I am neither old nor gaga. Certainly able enough to spot a troll.

      • ScaryBiscuits

        Fergus, your post illustrates why so many people, the young especially, are deserting the Conservatives and the other main parties: you mistake insults for an argument.

      • TomTom

        Tory Associaions aren’t exactly youthful

  • alexsandr

    People hate all politicians, – local and national – with a vehemence never seen before. They have been shown time and tome again to be dishonest liars. all of them.
    The big winner in 2015 will be coronation street. cos many will stay at home rather than endorse these failures.
    I fear for democracy.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Nonsense. Everybody always hates politicians. They hated them in 1944 and threw them out. They hated them in 1950 and threw them out. That’s what you do. You hate them and you throw them out. There is no one in politics now as hateful as that great tub of lard, Heath.

      • The Wiganer

        The figures on voter turnout over the years totally disprove your statement.
        Voter apathy is reaching epidemic scales.

      • TomTom

        There was no election in 1944

        • Fergus Pickering

          What has that got to do with it? There is no election now. But there was one in 1945, wasn’t there. And what did the people do? They threw them out. Quite right too.

          • TomTom

            Who did they throw out ? It was a Coalition 1940-45 with Attlee as Churchill’s Deputy. Churchill was rejected after all they had memories of his actions as Chancellor in 1926 during the General Strike and Servicemen did not want to end up as in 1919

          • Colonel Mustard

            Hardly. Attlee’s Labour government was disastrous for Britain, despite left-wing mythology. It wasn’t really Attlee’s fault but he had too many Sovietphiles like silly old Cripps queering the pitch.

      • Chris lancashire

        Oh come on Fergus, what about Brown?

  • tim

    It’s a pretty big assumption being made that Cameron’s reputation will survive the Brooks/Coulson trials.

    • Fergus Pickering

      It will.That’s all yesterday’s news. Nobody gives a toss.

  • Noa

    The relentless sight of Cameron’s weak, pouting face will serve to reinforce the national disenchantment and loathing of the public with our complacent, out of touch and corrupt elite.

  • barbie

    Cameron as one advantage, at the moment in time, he’s the best of the rubbish on offer. Miliband is a disaster; Clegg an electorate liablity. None have really satisfied the public be we have to vote for what we’ve got, and its not really much. Now come election time things will hot up, with Nigel Farage entering the square. His problem is he does not yet have an MP in parliament, but there again they don’t expect to take over, just may be, may be, have about 10 MPs by the recent polls. This should make the Tories shudder, and take seats from the Lib Dems who are really going down the pan. No wonder with what todays news brought out with one of them saying most of the elderly should lose their winter fuel allowance; supposedly to fund elderly care. When they die of cold we won’t need so much care, and will save on pensions too. Disgusting suggestion.
    He should pick on those who can fight back.
    No, there are many things will considar come the next election, whom and what we want to lead us for the next five years. We must remember a lot of damage could be done in that time, of course we remember the Brown years!! So the coming manifesto’s will define who wins and loses, and no false promises will be allowed. I think we will have a hung parliament and may be that’s the best thing, no party will be allowed to go to far and will be tempered by the rest.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Cameron is a great man. Think about it for a moment and you will see it is true. He is head and shoulders above the last three PMs and he does not suffer from folie de grandeur, which is what did for Maggie in the end. You have to go back to Macmillan to find a male PM who is his equal. Weak, pouting face is a silly remark. It doesn’t describe him at all whereas Mitterand’s ‘The eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe’ that had something. Come on you lot. If you desire to destabilise our Dave you must do better. Much better.

      • Dr Cox

        Your thesis illustrates how poor the male PMs have been, rather than the excellence of Mr Cameron.

        • Fergus Pickering

          Then you are saying that a good male PM is a purely imaginary construct. Who would have done better than cameron, pray, at holding the Coalition together, and at getting enough votes in the first place to make a coalition a possibility?

          • Noa

            A courageous conservative leader, rather than a seeker of ‘Office’ at any cost, would have formed a minority administration and, when defeated, called a further general election on a Conservative manifesto.

            Choose as you wish from Davis, Redwood or Duncan Smith to have led that campaign.

            If it had lost then no matter, a Labour victory would have exposed the incompetence of the Eds five years before it would happen. As it is the twists, deceptions, cowardices and lies of Cameron have destroyed the Conservative party root and branch. Only a dying cadre will support them.

      • Etrangere

        “Cameron is a great man.”: you can’t be serious; I have never read such rubbish in my life.

        • Fergus Pickering

          As Grocho said, you should get around more.

      • coffeehousewall.co.uk

        It really is annoying that telemachus is allowed the freedom to post as whoever he wishes and the Spectator chooses to do nothing. This is transparently one of his/their posts, without any attempt to disguise the usual ridiculous style.

        It is disturbing that the Spectator facilitates the destruction of this site by trolls.

        • Scrapper

          I guess the real Fergus P died some time ago, and now the malign ectoplasm has taken over. A pity, I used to enjoy reading Fergus’ posts when he was around last year. (He used to complain then about imposters using his name.)

        • Ron Todd

          Any forum that is limited to people that will follow the party line would be pointless.

      • Chris lancashire

        Maybe a bit overstated Fergus but generally correct. Cameron is proving to be a very good PM.

        • Fergus Pickering

          Ah, a friend. You have to shout a bit here in order to get heard unless you are mouthing the usual pieties about how much better things were fifty years ago. Fifty years ago things were drab and crap. Then the Beatles came and made them better.

          • Colonel Mustard

            That’s just your opinion. I remember it differently and have a right to.

            • Wessex Man

              Being someone who loves a good political argument, none of the above have taken into account the local elections next May, the Scottish Referendum, the European elections and the break up of the Euro. We may by the grace of God be facing a completely new situation, Labour no longer able to rely on it’s seventy odd Scottish MPs, Cameron being branded as the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the near wipe out of the Li/Dems polling around the same numbers as the BNP!

              Oh Glorious days.

              • Maidmarrion

                There are 59 Scots MPs not all of whom are Labour.
                That really points out their lack of influence on the other 591 MPs.

            • Fergus Pickering

              You have a right to your opinion, Colonel. Let us agree to differ.

              • Colonel Mustard

                Absolutely, but then you should moderate your language and omit such subjective inanities as “pieties”. I remember a nation of infinitely more gentle and communitarian people, an era not without ills, but certainly not the facile, polarised, propagandistic Animal farm “1950’s bad, post-progressive Naughties good” being churned out by revisionists who were not even there in order to cement the (mainly) left-wing ideologies they peddle.

                If I wax lyrical about a golden age I shall be mocked, scorned and scoffed at. Those who wax lyrical that all “progress” has been good and brought us to a place unequivocally more pleasant deserve to be too.

        • MirthaTidville

          You cant be serious|????

    • Dimoto

      It is distinctly odd, this UKIP narrative.
      UKIP grab some seats, Labour win, the Tories implode (or elect a Farage clone as leader), and at the following election UKIP sweep to power, (meanwhile, Labour have signed up to the new Euro treaties and reversed education reforms).
      The Brit is a conservative cove.
      If UKIP help to return a Labour government, won’t traditional Tory voters flock back to the Conservative banner in the next election ?
      And won’t it be too late anyway, as Labour will already be busy distributing the fruits of a recovering economy to a grateful clientele nation, and a “Farage clone” will reduce Conservative polling to a Michael Howard like 30% ?

  • the viceroy’s gin

    UKIP would like nothing better than to see posters of Cameron as the central figure in an election, particularly if UKIP does well in 2014. A nice reminder, as voters head to the polls.

    Be careful what you ask for.

    • Archimedes

      Whereas the Conservatives could have a poster of a toddler looking up at his mother. Caption: “Mommy…are UKIP and Labour the same thing?”

      • The Wiganer

        Doesn’t say much for the Conservative party if their best attack against UKIP is that it is a proxy vote for Labour. Try having some policies and, more importantly, try fulfilling promises made in 2010.

        • Colonel Mustard

          Indeed. What happened to “sweeping away” New Labour’s nanny state? Cameron is one of the worst nannies going.

        • Archimedes

          There are people on the far left that want something much more akin to full on communism (Owen Jones springs to mind), which Labour will never offer them because they would never win an election with that offering. What they’ve realised is that Labour still offers them something more like what they want than the Conservatives do, and so they don’t dare split their vote.

          • Colonel Mustard

            The whole gravy train is basically communist as a result of the long march. The more comfortable carriages are advertised as “left of centre” and Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are jostling to occupy them but the rest of the gravy train carriages, including those occupied by the far left, are joined on behind and are stuffed full of fellow travellers. The train is heading in one direction and the three party leaders are not in the engine cab. Trying to change anything from on the train is pointless. It needs to be wrecked.

        • Maidmarrion

          They don’t have policies in Scotland – we have a Liblabcon Party who spend all their time making personal attacks ,demonstrating how totally devoid of policy they are and how stupidly spiteful and disinterested in the people and their needs backed by a complicit media.
          I watch with interest as the media falls in line against Mr Farage ,throwing personal attacks his way – perhaps he should find some comfort in the fact that he is seen as a danger to certain folks comfy sinecures .

      • Boudicca_Icenii

        No – but LibLabCON are. And they all just front the EU.

    • Seasurfer1

      Maybe only 20% of the voters are against Cameron and his Gay Marriage Crusade – But he desperately needs that 20% of traditional church going voters and Marriage Supporters to enable him to be a tory Prime Minister. With the quantity of texts and emails flying around in the church communities to refrain from voting tory, he may well have already said goodbye to an electoral win. I have however not seen any such texts suggesting vote for UKIP – but there is clearly a move to UKIP generally. Our Family are solid/perennial tory voters, but have now decided to give Farage the vote next time – only because of the Marriage definition.
      Cameron must also remember that there are hundreds of former tory activists from his other crusade of the A Listers. They are still a disgruntled element who will do down Cameron, and whom cost him the Prime Ministerial job as a Conservative PM last time, rather than a poxy win as a Coalition PM.
      Beware the Ides of Spring and Marriage?

      • Seasurfer1

        Oh by the way is that Jimmy S. behind Cameron?

      • Fred

        Spot on. However, at all the Christmas gatherings I attended, I was surprised to discover how many people are now adamant that they will be voting UKIP. (It was almost as great a surprise to me that some of these same people had even heard of UKIP).

      • TomTom

        If 40% Voters do not turn out it seems stupid to risk alienating 20% that do. Frankly, Cameron hasn’t a clue but is surrounded by PR men who want to play the same “presidential” game they played with Blair. Who cares ? Cameron is finished, especially when husbands have to persuade wives to give up Child Benefit or see how irritated husbands are to pay yet more tax and see their wives lose the NI Stamp for Pensions

        • Seasurfer1

          Spot on regarding Child Benefit. It was suicide to take that Universal Benefit away from Parents with Children. The real effects will not kick in until a year from now, just ripe for the General Election. Oh by the way do I hear Cameron still bantering on about Universal Benefits.

  • Archimedes

    The modernisers failed to modernise. They bought into the notion that the Tories were rejected because the electorate wanted Blairs social policies, but really they were just sick of the Tories moral pontification, and after 13 years of New Labour they’re pretty sick of New Labours opposing moral pontification.

    Adopting a policy that won an election 15 years ago is not “modernisation”, it’s the lack of better idea and smells like the fish that it is to every voter.

  • coffeehousewall.co.uk

    This is a very grave mistake. It might be possible to pretend that the Conservative Party might under some circumstances do something conservative. But it will be very easy indeed to campaign against Cameron on the basis of him being a leftist liar and fraud.

    I am beginning to design the leaflets for the 2015 election already. If we repeat the message enough times then it will finally get through.

    You cannot trust Milliband – he is a liar!

    You cannot trust Clegg – he is a liar!

    You cannot trust Cameron – he is a liar!

    Will you really vote for a liar in 2015? Isn’t it time for someone who tells the truth and tells it as it really is?

    • barbie

      Like I said we have to choose from the best of the rubbish, choosing the one who’s the most honest is almost impossible. Choosing one who will keep promises is in possible, bet they don’t make any next time round. Then we look to those who will keep this nation whole and not sell out to the EU, here the prospect narrows. Then we considar who might bring on a referendum; all three are liars on this.
      So, not much choice then is there, may be we should vote UKIIP and take our chances, could it be worse?

      • coffeehousewall.co.uk

        Of course it is time to vote UKIP.

        • The_Missing_Think

          “This is a very grave mistake.”

          Or maybe it’s the LibLabCon string pullers, trying to maximise the chances of a full Labour majority?

          Have the electorate even remotely, punished Labour for their horrendous activities in office?

          Therefore, the LibLabCon controllers know that they can do literally anything (Neithergate), and within 6 months the die hard identity cripples will be back on board again… happily gurning and rattling their mugs against the bars.

          Thus, it’s an entirely safe option – from a LLC controllers point of view – to temporaily sacrifice the blue componemnt of the team, whilst the red team takes the keys of power.

          The controllers remain in situ… nothing changes… we are there already.

          After 5 more years of legally cementewd in Labour abuse, the Tories will have produced another salesman… and the whole process of lies and broken oaths will start all over again.

          If I’m right, then the Tories will be very descreetly making themselves as unelectable as possible on core issues.

          I note that a lot of confused ‘Tories’ simply can’t understand what CCHQ is up to.

    • Bluesman

      Perhaps with a sidebar of any thieves and any government or shadow appointments together with a total of the amount stolen by each party apparatchik.

    • George_Arseborne

      Could someone let me know where my darling Chloe Smith is? She will be good for Tory Electoral broadcast 2015. Oh! Please keep Jeremy Paxman out of the recording studio. Good for strategist Osborne the Tory Moron incharge.

  • Rhoda Klapp

    If I were tory campaign manager (if that is not straining the collective belief of the coffeehouse) I’d put E. Miliband on my election posters. Most Wallis-like picture I could find.

    • barbie

      I’d plug for Nigel Farage, a true Englishman.

      • Dimoto

        Too true for comfort.

    • Noa

      Oh, just use Wallace and Gromit posters.

      Some amusing themes there. Such as making Gromit the clever one.

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