Blair and Labour paying the price in Britain

Tony Blair and his government has certainly been having difficulties lately a trend which was epitomized on may 4 in the local elections. See The Economist's version here, (walled for non subscribers).

Recent polls also show Blair and his government's demise putting pressure on the PM for resignation. Especially the Tories are gaining ground.

[From Angus.Reid consultants]  

"More Britons would support the opposition Conservative party in the next election to the House of Commons, according to a poll by Populus published in The Times. 38 per cent of respondents would vote for the Tories.

The governing Labour party is second with 30 per cent, followed by the Liberal Democrats with 20 per cent. 11 per cent of respondents would vote for other parties. Support for the Tories increased by four points since April, while backing for Labour fell by six points.

In May 2005, British voters renewed the House of Commons. The governing Labour party secured 356 seats, followed by the Conservatives with 197 and the Liberal Democrats with 62. Labour leader Tony Blair has served as prime minister since 1997. In October 2004, Blair vowed to retire at the end of his third term in office. Current chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown has been mentioned as his possible replacement."