One million people went to London to tell Tony and George what they thought of possible war against Iraq. Stunning. A million people. That’s one in 60 of the entire population (or 1.6%). Surely New Labour – until now so slavish to public opinion, focus groups and opinion polls – are going to have to take a serious look at their actions. If you take the 2001 election that provided Labour with its landslide only 26,000,000 people voted. Are they in danger of repoliticising the population against them? How many marchers didn’t vote last election? How many marchers voted Labour?
It’s not in our name Tony, and you may just learn the hard way.