Apathy–disdain coalition beats support and opposition into distant second and third places
“David Cameron has been backed by more than nine out of 10 of Conservative members who voted on his mini-manifesto statement of aims and values. But nearly three quarters of party members (73%) did not bother to vote. Of the 65,000 who did take part, 92.7% voted in favour of Mr Cameron's vision and 7.3% voted against.”
Cameron described his almost 25% endorsement as “overwhelming…a united party going forward”.
In other news: Lib Dem MP says new tax plans are “a slippery slope towards more right-wing draconian policies”.
Update: In other other news: Bad-tempered ageing Scottish cabinet minister says: “I have... no personal ambition to attain any other high office”.