Can you picture young Bob Ainsworth in a kaftan with flowers in his shoulder-length hair?
This was a follow-up to number 465, of Ainsworth’s unexpected declaration that drugs should be legalised:
Bob Ainsworth [right] was 16 in the Summer of Love. Is this relevant?
Before that, Marbury asked number 464:
Did Obama just win re-election?
(Thanks to Jack.)
And since then Mike Smithson at Political Betting asked numbers 467 and 468, of the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election:
If so – should you be doing the same?
I do not doubt that Cameron is deliberately sabotaging the Conservative campaign and trying to build up the Liberal Democrat one, for two reasons. One, to be nice to Nick “Human Shield” Clegg; and, two, because if the Labour campaign self-destructs the Lib Dems have a better chance of winning.
But I doubt that he expects the Lib Dems to win. Labour having chosen an apparently credible candidate, the arithmetic is emphatic. Labour is up seven points in the national opinion-poll average since the general election; the Lib Dems are down 14 points. Phil Woolas won by 103 votes over the Lib Dem in May. The Tories, five points adrift in third place in the constituency, are up only three points in the opinion polls.Tagged in: headline, old&sad, opinion polls
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