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The current leader of the UK Conservative Party is Ian Duncan Smith. This week, after months of media speculation, he suffered a vote of no confidence from his fellow MPs. Closing date for candidates to announce their intention to campaign for leadership is next Thursday 6th November.
Ian Duncan Smith, or IDS, was the first Tory leader to have been elected leader from the party membership and not the Parliamentary Party i.e. MPs. He won by a clear majority. MPs had been complaining that although he was a nice man, IDS could not get the message across. But a look at the polls says otherwise. When he became leader the Tories were well behind Labour, and at the time of the vote of confidence they were ahead in the polls for the first time in two years and controlled the majority of local councils. People were beginning to warm to Tory policies again.
But this writer believes IDS has been ousted because he is wanting a referendum on joining the Euro, wants Britain out of Europe and was beginning to offer an alternative. The Tories had actually become a force again in British politics, but not under Bilderberg control. IDS is not a Bilderberger and was elected party leader by the party membership and not by MPs.
Before the vote of confidence Kenneth Clarke, a Bilderberger whose name is always mentioned in leadership contests, hinted that he had no interest in running for leadership. But in the last two days since the vote of no confidence in IDS the mainstream media has been pushing his name forward at every opportunity. Clarke has yet to state officially that he will not put his name forward for the leadership.
The current favourite for leadership is Michael Howard. A fellow MP Ann Widdecombe once described Howard as having something of the night about him. Needless to say even before Howard officially announced his intention to stand for leadership Widdecombe was on BBC radio and TV so that predictable interviewers could ask her about this quotation, thus smearing Howard. I am not a Howard supporter, or indeed a Tory supporter, but I am aware of some of the media tricks that can subtly apply pressure and propagandise. I cannot find evidence that Howard is a Bilderberger.
With great dissatisfaction with Bilderberger Blair and half the country wanting his resignation, the country was beginning to look to an alternative government. People are getting fed up with immigration, crime, needless wars while schools and hospitals crumble. IDS was offering a quiet but credible alternative.
That may now be sunk.
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Flashback: Poll gives Tories lead over Labour
London Guardian June 27 2003
Iain Duncan Smith today received a significant boost to his leadership when an opinion poll placed the Tories ahead of Labour.
Apart from a temporary leap during the fuel crisis in September 2000, Labour has led the Conservatives since 1992.
As Downing Street struggles to fight off allegations that it misled the country over Iraq's banned weapons, a YouGov poll for the Daily Telegraph places the Tories on 37%. Labour has slipped to 35%. The Liberal Democrats are on 21%.
The findings will be seized on by Conservative central office, which believes the government has been forced on to the backfoot by the row over whether Downing Street "sexed up" last September's dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
Tony Blair was also damaged by his recent reshuffle - including the abolition of the job of lord chancellor - which was condemned by the Tories as "botched".
Downing Street, which will be alarmed by the poll findings, showed its nerves this week with the ferocious assault on the BBC over its claims about the weapons dossier.
Alastair Campbell, the prime minister's communications chief, believes that the claims undermine trust in Mr Blair, which explains the fall in support for his leader.
Oliver Letwin, the shadow home secretary, said the Tories had turned a corner. Mr Letwin, who recently joked that the Tories stood no chance of winning the next election, told a Westminster lunch: "The Tories have turned a corner... I never thought that in my lifetime as a politician I would see the Conservatives in power, but I do now believe there is a possibility."
An ICM poll in the Guardian this week found that Mr Blair's personal popularity was seriously damaging Labour's poll rating for the first time. It found that Mr Blair's overall popularity fell over the past month from a net rating of minus 8 points in May to minus 13 points today.
The ICM poll, however, placed Labour ahead of the Tories with 38% to 34%, with a three-point fall for Labour and a five-point rise for the Tories.
The latest findings today will spark a renewed debate about polling methods. YouGov polled 2,288 people by internet between June 24 and 26.
Critics of the new polling organisation say that internet polling is less reliable than telephone polling because it does not pick up less well off people.
In addition to acting as the Tories' pollsters, YouGov also acts as political adviser to the party.
Stephan Shakespeare, one of its founders, was an adviser to Lord Archer.
Peter Kellner, another founder, spoke at the Tories' recent awayday.
The poll will give a big boost to Mr Duncan Smith, who is now widely expected to serve as Tory leader until the next election.
Apart from temporarily overtaking Labour in the 2000 fuel protests, the Tories have been behind Labour since the autumn of 1992 when Britain crashed out of the European exchange rate mechanism.
The Telegraph calculated that Labour has been ahead for 128 consecutive months, apart from the fuel protests.
Other findings from the poll suggest that the Iraq conflict and the turmoil that has surrounded the government over its claims of threats from Iraq and dodgy dossiers appear to have weakened the public's trust of the government.
When asked whether the government has, on balance, been honest and trustworthy, there was a drop of 4 points to 25% of people who believed the government was honest since the last YouGov poll. This was reflected by a 4% increase in those who did not think it was honest.
In terms of assessing the government, 64% thought it "cannot be trusted", with 26% saying it could. Ten per cent of those polled answered "don't know".