(ed: i wonder if the new zealand labour party are paying attention..?..)
Few predicted the 2017 general election result but it isn’t just the pollsters who got it wrong.
The conventional wisdom of many political commentators – the way they see the world – lies in tatters.
Here are eight so-called ‘political truths’ that were proved to be rubbish on June 9.
‘Voters will never vote for left-wing policies’
For years New Labour shied away from socialism because it was claimed the electorate would reject it.
But in 2017 all polling and evidence suggests Labour’s manifesto was an asset to the party – preferred by voters to the Conservatives’ policies.