Monday, January 04, 2016

Quote of the day 4th January 2016

"The country’s premier pollsters and commentators believed that Britain’s electorate had become so fragmented, so disillusioned with the established parties, that the era of one party, majority government was over.

In fact, it was the 'fragmented' prospect of a Labour government propped up by the SNP that drove them back into the hands of the Tories with an overall majority. Which only goes to show that voter behaviour is more rational and predictable than the analysts sometimes imagine."

(Lord Mandelson, review in the Independent of Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh’s book, "The British General Election of 2015.")

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