International Conservatives Continue Winning Streak
While many pundits still expect the U.S. to make a leftward move in November, it’s interesting to note that political ground continues to be gained by the right in some important Western European countries. The latest example being the local elections in Great Britain:
Winning the London mayoral contest is expected to cap an historic electoral win for the Conservatives with David Cameron’s party on course for more than 44 per cent of the national vote. Labour is now expected to finish with as little as 24 per cent, humiliatingly pushed into third place by the Liberal Democrats on 25 per cent.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted it had been a “bad” and “disappointing” night for the Labour Party in the local elections…The size of the Conservative majority is comparable to Labour’s local election win under Tony Blair in 1995. sparking speculation that Mr Cameron could be swept into power with a sizeable majority if repeated in a general election.