Tuesday 24 August 2021
Where It All Points
The Conservatives are on an all-conquering 43 per cent, to Labour's 33. Keir Starmer's definition of the "20 points ahead" that he promised is clearly "10 points behind".
Around a third of those who voted at all will indeed vote for Labour's permanent austerity at home and forever war abroad.
But the same number will always vote Conservative, no matter what, if anything, that party happened to stand for at any given time.
And at least another tenth will vote for whoever was best placed to defeat permanent austerity at home and forever war abroad.