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"The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement" Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Labour: the favoured party of those who can't be bothered

An interesting opinion poll in today's Financial Times suggests that the Conservatives lead Labour by 39% to 34% among those certain to vote in the General Election, whereas Labour lead by 38% to 33% overall.

Given that 55% of the electorate say that they are certain to vote on election day, a little elementary arithmetic reveals that among those that are not certain to vote the Labour lead over the Conservatives is 43% to 26%.

In the light of these figures, a Labour strategy of frightening its supporters to the polls is readily intelligible.


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