Good Week, Bad Week 23/10/11…

Good Week

David Cameron- The Prime Minister has had mixed week with the death of Colonel Gaddafi and some in his party’s insistence on an EU Referendum. The death of Gaddafi is excellent news for Cameron as it means that operations in Libya are over and he was ultimately proved right to pursue military action in the country. Unless the EU Referendum vote next week sees more than eighty or so Tory MPs rebelling against Cameron I doubt it will harm him long term, perhaps even strengthening his position on Europe during this Parliament. On balance, a relatively decent week for the Prime Minister.

Ed Miliband- The Leader of the Opposition has had a mixed week as well. A decent outing at Prime Minister’s Questions, disarray within the Government over Europe but falling poll ratings (Labour are now below forty percent in YouGov’s Daily Tracker Poll for the first time in nearly a year) have made this week not as sweet as it could have been for Miliband. The Leader of the Opposition still faces major issues being heard in the media and he must address this soon as not to set the narrative against him throughout the remaining years in this Parliament.

Nick Clegg- Other than a statement on the death of Colonel Gaddafi, the Deputy Prime Minister has had a very quiet and therefore good week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg- Rees-Mogg was impressive on Question Time this week, producing a performance that even gained ripples of applause from the Glasgow audience. No mean feat indeed.

Bad Week

Colonel Gaddafi- Although his death seems to be very dubious in it’s nature, it at least allows the country of Libya to move forward.

Ed Balls- Balls is having a tough time in interviews explaining why his fiscal plans don’t make him isolated on the world stage. Unless he can address this issue, Labour will not be trusted on the economy in the short term.

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