Magazine article The Spectator

Dave's Doing Fine

Magazine article The Spectator

Dave's Doing Fine

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From Roger Harris Sir: I do hope that Fraser Nelson's article (Politics, 18 February) is not the start of a Spectator campaign against our hero, David Cameron. Mr Nelson's assertions are consistently misleading. The polls, he claimed, are not rising; yet almost all show that pre-Dave Conservatives were stuck in a 30-33 per cent mire, but Dave's Conservatives are enjoying the heady heights of 36-39 per cent support. That looks like a rise to me.

Mr Nelson also reported that 'ominously' a poll gave Gordon Brown a 6-point lead over Dave. He failed to inform readers that those polled were given no Liberal Democrat option. The poll, therefore, does no more than establish that more people are left-leaning than right-leaning. As almost every election since the second world war has seen 60 per cent of the country vote against the party of the Right, this is hardly startling, still less ominous news.

Dave has done more in six months to restore the fortunes of the Conservative party than any of his critics has achieved in the 14 years since the Conservatives last won a general election. …

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