I'm not totally sure what to make of the election results fron Britain in which the Tories just failed to win a majority in Parliament. I think that one underplayed element is that if parliamentary seats had been reapportioned to account for Tory-leaning, high population growth areas in Southern and Middle England and the population declines in the Labor-leaning industrial North, the Tories would have won a majority and Cameron would be seen as a big winner. I think. On the other hand, you would think the main center-right party would be able to win 40% under favorable circumstances against a split center-left opposition. My main takeaway is that in order to win, a winning agenda (a set of policies that command wide support on matters of high priority to the electorate) is much more important than a tonal change aimed to appeal to the liberal-leaning elements of the upper middle-class and waiting for a favorable environment.