UK 28 February 2010 Labour to retain office? I was ridiculed for daring to suggest it. Print HTML Interesting to see today's Sunday Times headline "Brown on course to win election", with a poll showing the gap between Labour and the Tories down to 2 points. I think I am practically the only person in Britain to have predicted consistently that Labour will retain office and that David Cameron will not be prime minister. I have been widely ridiculed for this for years. Now, slowly as usual, the conventional wisdom is catching up. To the disgust of Tories and the dismay of most in the media, we have a real fight on our hands. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter. › Could Labour win the election? James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Live blog: Jeremy Corbyn hit by shadow cabinet revolt Who is in Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow cabinet? Jeremy Corbyn vows not to resign. What next for Labour?