John Major limped to victory in April's British elections sustained by an instinct for individual self-interest and middle class greed. In the marginals the aspiring classes kept Labour out, reaffirming Britain as a one-party state. British Majorettes were driven less by what they were voting for than longstanding prejudices about how not to vote. Many were disillusioned with the Conservative government but not angry enough to vote Labour or sufficiently reckless to vote Liberal Democrat.
Recommended CitationWanna, John, Love's Labours Lost, Australian Left Review, 1(139), 1992, 6-7.