(ed:..also astonishing how the so-called progressive-media in britain – so hate jeremy corbyn – and have done since day one of his leadership..
..and in the process showing themselves up as largely tools of the establishment..’progressive’..?..not so much..eh..?..)
From where we are now it seems pretty certain that the polls will say that Theresa May will win the snap general election.
However most people are aware of the ‘failure of the polls’ because they came down on the wrong side of near 50/50 races – missing Brexit and Trump.
No PM since Anthony Eden has called a snap election during his or her honeymoon and while Theresa May is riding high history shows that can change quickly.
In 2007 the polls turned very suddenly against Gordon Brown – almost as soon as everybody started talking about the likelihood that he would call an election.
The context now is so different that it’s extremely difficult to see this pattern being repeated.
Jeremy Corbyn has been complaining about the lack of exposure for him and his policies: we’ll now find out how the public react when they see more.
But most of all it’s an unpredictable election because of the unprecedented link to the terms of a referendum outcome that split the country in two – and that cuts across party lines – adding a new dimension to the political spectrum.