Sir Mick Jagger knew the Conservatives would win the election weeks before polling day, says US guru

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    May 17, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    Jim Messina, a former White House deputy chief of staff under President Barack Obama, says the Rolling Stones lead singer was 'one of the savviest political observers I’ve come across'

    Mr Messina recounted how the pair had met at a dinner before the election when the Tories were trailing in the polls.
    “You’re going to win,” Sir Mick told him. Mr Messina asked: “Why do you think so?” Sir Mick replied that he was not backing any candidate in the election. But he knew Mr Cameron would win because “the average guy thinks Cameron makes tough decisions and things are getting a bit better”.

    Mr Messina also disclosed that in his view the Conservative party “aligns very well with the modern Democratic Party platform” because of its child care policies and lifting the basic rate tax threshold.
  • Lincsbear

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    May 17, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    All those 'neck and neck' polls came with two or three percent margins of error.
    Plus there were many 'undecideds' right up to polling day.
    It was a disappointing result but not a huge surprise, partly because it`s happened before.
  • tj85016

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    May 17, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    he did attend the London School of Economics, Mick is no idiot - Keith Richards may be an idiot, but not Mick