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To: yongin
Britain and the US are quite different in lots of ways. Conservatism on Britain is not the same as conservatism in America. While conservatives in America are strongly pro life for example, plenty of conservatives in the UK are for abortion.
Not to mention, the UK is totally fed up with the sleaze and corruption of the Labour Party, that has been in power for 10 years, and the public blames the Labour Party for the financial meltdown in Britain, just as the public in America(wrongly) blamed Republicans for the financial meltdown here, because Bush has been in power for 8 years.
Conservatives will win next year as part of the normal cycle of politics, hereby one party is in power for some time, screw up, the public gets fed up with them, then throw them out and vote for the other party.
It would be wrong to read too much into anything that Cameron has done, as the cause of the Conservatives turn around in the polls.
7 posted on 12/06/2008 2:50:09 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
It would be wrong to read too much into anything that Cameron has done, as the cause of the Conservatives turn around in the polls. It would be wrong to underestimate his influence as well. Michael Howard (the last party leader) singularly failed to re-vitalise the Conservative Party and make it electable the way Cameron has done, despite the fact that in the 2005 election, Nu-Labour and Tony Blair were extremely unpopular because of the Iraq war and nanny-statist policies, but the Conservative Party was still not seen under Howard as a party that was worth trusting with government.....
14 posted on 12/06/2008 2:57:34 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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