This weekend must rank as one of the worst for the Labour Party in the past 5 years.
The broadcasters have seized on press headlines attacking Ed Milibands leadership qualities (or lack of them) and further compounded his woes by quoting many of his detractors in his own party.
Claims that 50% Labour MPs have given up on the forthcoming General Election and instead are readying themselves for a bloody leadership battle after 7th May are credible.
All eyes are looking left, but at The Westminster Wing we see even larger problems looming for the Tories in the run-up to May’s elections.
On the BBCs Sunday Politics Show today, Secretary of State Sajid Javid gave a creditable performance despite Andrew Neil’s ‘Blue Nun’ fuelled aggressive questioning. Political editor of The Sun: Tom Newton Dunn tweeted..
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) February 1, 2015
Our own Sir Trev Skint went further:
But, there are only a handful of humble, Tory MPs possessed of the common touch. The vast majority are elitist, narcissistic and conceited.
Ed Miliband’s bungling of Labour’s election campaign so far, aided by the Tory press, has given these presumptuous types a false sense of populism. It’s palpable, the British voting public will detect it very soon.
Yes David Cameron can point to improvements in the economy but, people are not feeling the benefits of these policies, they take time to filter through.
Have the Tories peaked too soon thanks to Miliband’s ham-fisted, self inflicted, atrocious start to his campaign? Could the voters turn in favour of the Labour underdogs if a large gap appears in the Tories popularity polling?
David Cameron needs to emulate Sajid Javid’s humble performances to reign-in his party’s over-confidence or there could be a dramitic turn in the polls, leading to Justine Thornton measuring up the curtains in Downing Street.