In the run up to 1997, New Labour was helped by a shift in the public mood which considered that taxes had been cut too far and public services run down. Now a new poll in The Independent suggests a shift in the other direction.
Dave Cameron has solidified his lead at five per cent, but more important he would enjoy a 17 per cent lead if the Conservatives pledged to cut public spending and not raise taxes. More details here: Poll
Labour may be hit by a double whammy: punished for the loss of jobs and prosperity in the recession and punished for putting up taxes.