Morning in Westminster

Guido was having a drink last night with a savvy, unsuccessful Labour PPC from the last election. When I said that Cameron will win the next election, instead of laughing he replied that he himself was young and a period in opposition would suit him career-wise. New Labour senses it now has a real challenge.

There really is a palpable sense of change around Westminster, the next 20 days will be interesting. Gordon on the Today programme this morning used the “same old Tories, just with a makeover” line. That spin won’t work if Cameron delivers new faces and a new image based on real change. The next generation has to be given front-line jobs. Change to win now has to really become more than a slogan. Guido’s normal cynicism will resume tomorrow.




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Michael Crick on Safe Seats:

“In effect, new MPs are being elected day by day now, as, amid huge secrecy, small cabals of party bigwigs pick candidates for safe seats.”

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