Saturday, 13 June 2009
Charles Moore in this week's Spectator has produced some interesting figures. He points out that: "Labour got 15% of the vote in the European elections, in which only 34% of the electorate voted. That is roughly 5% of those entitled to vote. When you add those too young to vote, this means, on average, only one in every 25 people you pass in the street voted Labour last week. So when Mr. Brown emerged triumphant from the meeting of his parliamentary party on Monday, his slogan was really "The Audacity of Hopelessness"."