With eight months to an election, the opinion polls are all putting the Conservatives on around 40%, with a healthy lead over the other parties. David Cameron and his colleagues are quietly preparing for government. Based on the turnout usually seen at general elections, this makes approximately a quarter of the electorate.
Wait a minute. After 12 years of Labour, with a massive recession, with a government in disarray, with the economy in turmoil - still only a quarter of the adult population want to see a Conservative government.
Sadly because of our corrupt electoral system, a quarter is all the Tories need for a thumping majority in parliament. Tough luck to the other three quarters.
Democracy is great. I hope one day that we try it.