THE EMPIRE ALSO VOTES – AT 7:37 A.M. ET: As Sinatra might have put it, leave us we should not forget that Britain will have a general election on May 6th, a week from tomorrow.
We hope for a conservative victory, although a conservative victory in the mother country is like a victory of moderate Democrats in America. But a little bit right is better than the firm left of the opposition.
The polls show the conservatives ahead, but not by enough to have a parliamentary majority. From The Telegraph:
A new poll today suggested that the Conservatives have significantly extended their lead over Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
The Populus/Times poll last night put the Conservatives on 36 per cent, up four points in a week. Labour was on 27, down one. The Lib Dems were on 28, down three.
On the Populus figures, the Tory lead over the scond-placed party has risen from one point to eight in a week.
However, figures put Mr Cameron still 29 seats short of a Commons majority.
With a uniform national distribution of votes, the figures would give the Tories 297 seats, Labour 232 and the LibDems 89.
Other polls show the Tories maintaining their lead over the other parties.
A Comres/ITV poll put the Conservatives on 33 per cent, up one, the Liberal Democrats on 29 per cent, down two, and Labour on 29 percent, up one.
COMMENT: If the Tories don't win a clear majority, there will be a hung Parliament, requiring a coalition government, meaning a bit of a mess. Maggie, where are you when we need you?