Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Only 11% support Gordon Brown - No Confidence?

So 55% of Labour voters want to see Brown step down as Prime Minister. If you take into account that polls are estimating Labour's support in the high twenties and last weeks’ local elections gave Labour only 24% of the popular vote – it’s all bad news for Brown. If only 24% of the public would vote for Labour and only 45% of those believe Brown should continue in his job, then that indicates that less than 11% of the voting population want Gordon Brown to lead this country. Surely Gordon should be getting the message by now?

Is having the confidence of less than 11% of voters a poor enough endorsement of his leadership to call for a vote of no confidence? I think it is. I wonder what David Cameron is thinking?


Anonymous said...

Cameron must be itching to do so, but he knows that it will be seen as shallow opportunism. His best bet is to hold fire for now.

Anonymous said...

David Cameron is probably thinking "Scots blood in my veins", "sour Little Englanders" and so on.

He's a thoroughly nasty piece of work.

Anonymous said...

Assuming Anon @11.49 is the same one who always brings up this issue, does it not rather prove Cameron's point when that's all you seem to go on about?

Man in a Shed said...

The big decision for DC is whether to push Brown over the edge - and based on his approach to the Crewe bye-election and PMQs I'd say he's going for it.

The results are unpredictable: Brown goes - and someone else replaced him.

DC knows we beat Brown hands down every time. The next guy - well who knows ( unless Labour are suicidal enough to elect Harriet Harman ! ).

I guess DC thinks Labour will be too damaged to recover.

Of course the incoming Conservative government inherits an economic night mare. But DC's right to be positive and set about them.

Anonymous said...

MiaS, I'd agree that Cameron is trying to push Brown over the edge, but just the edge of sanity and not the leadership. By their own rules, Labour are too late to have a leadership election this year. It's very hard for them to force Brown out, and it's not like he'll want to go anyway. And even if he did go - six months of leadership squabbles with an election to fight less than a year away? I just don't think that even the Labour Party are that thick. If Brown is still in by the end of the summer, he'll be there until 2010. Then, either a new generation will take over the party, or it will split itself in two.