- Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Well, around this time next week we'll know our eventual fate, or at least have a very good idea of the direction of travel.
I've been wracking my brains trying to think of examples of significant late-campaign swings, be it in one direction or the other. 2017 will always be the obvious standout, but 2010 also quickly comes to mind. I know it might seem a bit odd to hold that particular election up as some sort of beacon of hope from a Labour perspective but, if my memory serves me well, Labour had a very strong final week of that campaign which was probably worth several extra % to their final tally. I certainly recall Brown giving a series of barnstorming, tubthumping speeches which seem to be well received and the general perception was that Labour did just enough to avert a total disaster, to the extent that the dreaded Tory majority was thwarted.
Can anybody think of any other examples?
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet" - Jean-Jacques Rousseau