We are just days away from the start of the 2015 election campaign. Politicians will soon be stepping-up their last minute efforts to win over undecided voters in what is set to be a hard fought and close election.
All budgets are political. After all they are delivered by politicians. But some budgets are more political than others. With May 7th looming large this year’s budget is the last set piece before the starting gun of the campaign is fired.
Between 1997 and 2010, Labour lost five million votes.
The electoral coalition Labour had carefully nurtured in their 18 wilderness years fragmented, and with it power was lost. Votes disappeared in all directions: the Conservatives gained 1.1 million votes, the Lib Dems 1.6 million, the BNP half a million, and 1.