British Elections: Blue is the colour - for now

The Tories’ overall majority confounded the prevailing political wisdom, but many of David Cameron’s most pressing problems still remain

9th May, 2015
David Cameron returned to Downing Street on a wave of support. Picture: Getty

If there was one clear message from last Thursday’s British general election, it was this: don’t always believe what you read in opinion polls.

For months, a lacklustre campaign was dominated by a succession of polls that suggested barely the width of a cigarette paper separated Labour and the Tories. All the pollsters were agreed: Britain was heading for another hung parliament, followed by weeks, if not months, of political machinations...

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