If you thought losing 3 special elections was bad …

Last night the Scottish National Party won a by-election (like
our special elections) in Glasgow East. A friend who is a Tory
operative sent me a facebook message in shock last night:

the SNP are about to win a ‘special election’ in labour’s 4th
safest seat in parliament! like the GOP gaining pelosi’s seat in
San Francisco!

The all-things-leftist Telegraph put it
this way

If Gordon Brown, as now seems likely, loses the next election to
David Cameron, this will be seen as the moment he knew the game was

Noting that the candidate wasn’t the problem, they

This loss was not about her, it was about the Prime Minister. It
was about a Labour party that has lost its way and now seems to
inspire only disdain, even among its heartland supporters.

We are seeing the end of the post-Cold War center-left swing in
Europe perhaps best symbolized by Tony Blair. Center-right
governments are in charge in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, and,
soon, the UK.

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