Today is polling day in Barnsley, where the Labour candidate Dan Jarvis is expected to win comfortably.
I picked up on this piece of direct mail on politicalbetting. As he rightly points out:
“There’s going to come a time when Labour’s going to need a new idea apart from “we are not the nasty Tories” even though that has worked well for them over the decades.
Clearly Labour wants a thumping victory – but surely someone could come up with more up to date rhetoric – “the squeezed middle” perhaps?”
I’ve said this time and again, but likening Thatcher to Cameron is not a strategy for success. It might make Labour die-hards feel good, but the electorate are not dim to the fact that Thatcher was 20 years ago and Labour have been in government for 13 of them since.