If the Tories do lose this election, and I’m still quietly (or is that desperately?) confident that they won’t, there really will be some hard questions asked at CCHQ. The first must be how on earth this happened when they were supposed to be taking on the most inept campaigning politician since time began. Every time you start to think that Labour might just pull something together, this sort of thing happens.
If it’s not calling a perfectly respectable (ex) Labour-voting woman a bigot, then it’s getting an Elvis impersonator along to a campaign event – or failing to get Peppa Pig. In Tony Blair’s last conference speech he said something along the lines of ‘If we can't take this lot apart in the next few years we shouldn't be in the business of politics at all.’ Well, if the Tories can’t defeat a Labour party led by Gordon Brown…
The problem they have, of course, is that it’s not enough to defeat Labour, but that’s another story.