Concern over too-low interest rates and growing fear of an anti-growth Labour government are much more likely culprits.
Labour only wins when it understands aspiration. British voters want stability, not a revolution. Starmer showed today that is a lesson he has learned.
“A Britain that is greener, fairer, more dynamic, and isn’t afraid to use the power of government… because we can’t go on like this.”
A brief series highlighting how the Labour Party used to be intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich, as long as they paid their taxes.
As the Government goes off in a radical new direction, he will hope to show he has made his party sensible.
For almost a century, Labour has been a solidly monarchist party – and Labour Prime Ministers have often enjoyed better relations with the sovereign than their Tory equivalents.
“‘Rift’ claims as Treasury Chief retires,” the Independent reported in 1998, after Brown eased out Terry Burns.
At present, we are languishing in the polls. However, if we keep their reputation for being good on the economy, then the public may decide to give us another chance.
The risk is that the Truss approach to business taxes will be that it is seen as being so out of touch with the public mood that she will provide a vulnerable target for the Government’s opponents.
The new leader’s task will be to turn out as many as possible of those who backed Johnson in 2019. Tories are more likely to think the two would be very different leaders – but nearly half of those we sampled suggested that the choice will make little difference.
The last two weeks have not covered the Conservative Party in glory, and have distracted from Starmer’s own problems.
CCHQ should move to grip this disaster as best it can, before the third debate due to take place on Sky tomorrow.
Conservatives cannot afford to cede the initiative to Labour’s short-sighted politics of spite.
The reality is sleaze stories come and go without making any real impact on the polls at all – such is the low regard in which politicians are held.