I just read Labour's general election slogan, 'A future fair for all'. I assume they dont mean the kind of fair that has dodgems and hook-a-duck.
They would perhaps do better if that is the kind of fair they did mean. Given that the gap between the richest and the poorest has risen since Labour came to power, the number of young people unemployed has increased, the gap between the top 10% performing schools and the bottom 10% performing schools has increased and they have saddled generations to come with record levels of national debt, I don't really think Labour are the people to talk about fairness.
Actually, it is a big own goal, their slogan will simply remind people how unfair Britain has become under Labour; criminals are better treated than victims, those who saved for their old age have been punished and those who try to do better for themselves and their families are simply saddled with more taxes and more government interference!
In other news the Scunthorpe Telegraph today reported the fact that Ladbrokes have us as favourites to win here. We certainly find nothing on the doorstep to suggest anything other than that. I suspect Labour will hope that they can buck the trend. Well, all I can say to that is look at the last three elections, the Labour MP has got less votes in every election and the majority has fallen. On the doorstep we rarely have him mentioned, not like in some seats I've canvassed in.
Anyway, we may not be long from an election now!