posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:22 AM
They would say that wouldn't they. Talk about 'spin'.
Howard didn't even hit his target for 200 tory MPs.
The increase in the tory vote compared to 2001 was 0.6%.
I think that anyone suggesting such a heavy defeat for the tories whilst there has been such obvious and widespread Labour unpopularity is "doing
well" is really either ignoring the facts or unaware of them.
The 3rd heavy defeat in a row, a 0.6% rise in vote and failing to take even such an unambitious target as 200 seats is not "doing well".
It's not as utterly disasterous as last time, true, but that is a hell of a long way away from "doing well".