Saturday, June 21, 2014

There is a paradox for Labour in all this

Prospect article by Peter Kellner looking at the unpopularity of Ed Miliband:  http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-trouble-with-ed-miliband/#.U6YAPUDF-ho

There is a paradox for Labour in all this.

All the time the electorate do not feel the recession is over they are likely to blame Labour for that recession.

If the electorate feels the recession is finally over they are likely to credit the Conservatives with that recovery (the Conservatives, not the Liberal Democrats).

Only when the economy has recovered and the electorate has become jejune over that recovery will Labour get a hearing.

Therefore it is unlikely that Labour will be able to come back until 2020.

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