Expectation management fail?

6th May, 2012 6:15 pm

My attention has just been drawn to this spectacular failure of expectation management by CCHQ’s press team on Twitter from Friday morning. 700 started off as the accepted Tory figure that Labour would need to cross, but then they said:

Labour gained 824 seats.

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  • derek

    What about an update on the French election? come on Hollande!!!!!!

    • TomFairfax

      BBC seem to think he’s won already. Hopefully they’re not doing a Fox c.2000

      • derek

        @Thomas. Sarkozy concedes. Violent Austerity has been defeated and Europe has a base to take the human challenge of growth on.

        • Daniel Speight

           Good news to wake up to. Tax the rich ha-ha-ha.

          • AlanGiles

            M. Hollande wins. Angela Merkel mourns 🙂

          • Daniel Speight

             And Greece. Is the tide turning? Are the public beginning to see through simplistic monetarist propaganda?

          • AlanGiles

            Lets hope so – it has been plain for years that the medicine isn’t working, so time to try a different treatment

          • Well the party with the highest percentage of support in Greece was an austerity supporting new conservative group. So I wouldn’t get your hopes up that the people have fallen in love with simplistic socialist propaganda either.  I think high spending AND austerity are now failed concepts and the battle will be to find what is in the middle.

            Hollande only has so much room for socialism, considering how France already has such high public spending (56% of GDP).  Interesting times ahead.

          • Brumanuensis

            The anti-austerity parties got a greater share of the vote than the pro-austerity parties.

            Also, ND’s vote dropped by around 14.6%. Hardly a sign of a wave of enthusiasm.

          • Brumanuensis

            It’s not even monetarism. If it were monetarism, the ECB would be persisting with a more active monetary policy, which they’re not. This is old-fashioned ‘Treasury View’ economics.


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