The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has said the government must improve after a month where the party has lost ground in the opinion polls.

[adsenseyu1]Speaking on BBC Radio Cameron said “I want us to raise our game and do better but the vision and the long term is what matters.”

Over the past few weeks the coalition has taken a hammering in the opinion polls and the LibDems have seen UKIP overtake them in polls by both YouGov and The Sun newspaper.

The Pie/Pasty Tax fiasco and the handling of the fuel crisis has hit the coalition government hard and many believe these comments led to or at least were instrumental in Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’ derogatory comments about David Cameron, where she described the Prime Minister as an “Arrogant posh boy”.

In an interview with the the BBC’s chief political editor, Nick Robinson, Cameron responded to the comments by Nadine Dorries saying “I don’t agree with Nadine. She’s got a very strong view about a number of things… You’re always going to have MPs who don’t agree with you.”

Cameron went on to divert the attention from the clearly embarrassing comments by a member of his own party by talking about the achievements of the government such as the freezing of council tax and spoke at length on his focus to help working families.

But if rumours circulating within Westminster are true, there could be mass defections from the conservative ranks to UKIP after the council elections, possibly facilitating an early general election.

May the 3rd will see the England, Scotland and Wales council elections and it is an almost foregone conclusion that the coalition will not fair well with Labour, UKIP, Independent candidates and regional national party gains such as Plaid Cymru the latter depending on how well labour take advantage of recent events in their canvassing.


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