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Why Starmer is no heir to Blair

30 July 2023

9:40 PM

30 July 2023

9:40 PM

How big is a 20 point opinion poll lead and what word should we use to describe it – insurmountable, commanding, or maybe flaky? Right now, 20 points is the average advantage Keir Starmer and Labour hold over Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives: 46 plays 26.

In Tony Blair’s case, such a lead proved more than sufficient to propel him to his first epic win over the Conservatives.

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