It’s been an accepted axiom of British politics for more than two years that Gordon Brown was a dead man walking; supposedly the only question was the size of the Tory landslide. But the latest poll shows Labour well positioned to win the most seats in the next Parliament.
Of course, the trend may reverse again. But triumphal Republicans and suicidal Democrats both have lessons to learn from this. “Do not despair: one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.”