The Sunday Telegraph reaction to the ICM Poll which gives Labour a 7 point Lead over the Conservatives may well be painful reading for David Cameron but that is all it should be, painful reading. More embarrassing for the Party is Tony Lit (Conservative candidate in the Ealing Southall By-Election) being revealed to be a Labour fund raiser via his company Sunrise Radio.
Labour's lead of 7 points is only coming during Gordon Browns honeymoon period. Brown has had a lot of attention recently which is natural after taking over the Premiership along with quite a large government reshuffle. Best thing for the Conservative Party from this is for Gordon Brown to call a unexpected Autumn General Election, then we shall see how popular the pension raider former Chancellor is. David Cameron should not veer to the right and should carry on modernising and sticking to the centre ground. In a phrase...DON'T PANIC.
Charismatic Tony Lit selection should be taken as a lesson by team Cameron. First of all know your candidate and secondly its always important to be a Conservative to be a Conservative Member of Parliament. Still, prior to this morning I thought Lit was going to win and despite what Labour (never mind Lib Dem) leaflets will be saying in the constituency, a week is a long time in politics.