From the Observer.
For Conservatives accustomed to complaining about the BBC, last Sunday’s Andrew Marr Show was a comfort and a revelation. “We can watch the body language,” an admiring Marr told David Cameron in a voice halfway between a purr and a coo. “We can all see you’re on a roll, aren’t you?”
Standing up manfully to the ferocious questioning, Cameron replied that he had the “momentum now to go into these last few days”, even if he did say so himself. “If you want a new prime minister, a new team, a new government on Friday,” he declared, “then vote Conservative on Thursday and we can make the changes the country needs.”
“That was the right message to end on,” cried Marr as he closed the show.
“Thank you,” said a suitably grateful Cameron.
The old and new establishments were smiling at each other. Their instincts told them that the polls were wrong and the Tories would win. As it turned out, Cameron wasn’t on a roll, or not on enough of a roll to give him an overall majority and the vast powers of intimidation and patronage the uncontested control of Britain’s elective dictatorship would have offered him.
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