John Major's government stabilised the economy after the recession in the early 1990s but was brought down by accusations of sleaze.
The Labour party have behaved appallingly in this area from almost day one (remember the Ecclestone affair?) yet have managed to avoid the sleaze label being attached to them. Today we hear that some Labour Peers have been accused of distorting the legislative process for money, or to put it another way, bribery. Whether proven or not, I can't believe that Labour could come out of this situation without being badly damaged.
Sleaze did us in in 1997 even though the economy was strong, Labour doesn't even have that as a counterbalance.
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