Mr Marr has also forgotten what he usually knows well, how near the rot has spread to the heart of the Conservative Party. Yesterday, in a seat the Conservatives must have known they risked losing, I saw in a full day one Conservative worker and no Conservative cars. The Conservative Party will not win till it wants to more badly than it did yesterday.
Mr Marr has also forgotten that Christchurch was not an isolated event. It was not a 'media-magnified' campaign last May that made the Conservatives lose control of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, bringing the Liberals a battle honour we did not win in 1966. Something big is happening in the electorate. Whether they stay with us in these proportions or use us as a lever to achieve other change is something they have not decided yet; but either way, things will not be the same again. Those who predict the general election result do so at their peril.
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