Rightly or wrongly I get the impression not so many C@W commenters are Party activists. So here's a first-hand report for you
Quite by coincidence my local party was holding its annual 1-day local government conference this Saturday, so timing rather good for expanding the scope a bit. There was a big, big turnout - and you had to book your place long before the Announcement of St Teresa - including lots of youngsters, reversing a longstanding trend. (As mentioned before, recruiting has been way up since the Referendum, including heartening numbers of youth and "BAME".)
I have to report that morale was exceptionally high. Everyone said "no complacency: maybe the punters are hacked off, etc etc", but it was all very up-beat. When you read the anti-leadership bile in Labour Uncut, it is hard to imagine anything comparable in a Labour gathering right now. We fixed a second, ad hoc meeting for 10:00 am this morning (Sunday) to distribute leaflets for a 100%, whole-constituency delivery in a single day to get the show on the road. Around 150 folks showed up (for those of you not engaged in local stuff, that is Quite Big: I may post the photos later) and we duly delivered 100% today, it works out at about 200-240 leaflets each: piece of piss on a fine day.
Speaking for Mrs D & meself, out delivering we found several campaign posters already in people's windows (vs virtually none in 2015, when everyone was hull-down for anticipated nastiness), and the folk we encountered in their front gardens were very cheery. Nothing like Brenda from Bristol or any of that negativist BBC crap.
I realise there will be loads of you for whom the dusty details of doorstep politics are of little interest: but let me tell you, this has the best street-feel for the Tories in our London marginal seat since Boris first took on Ken (and, before that, since the GE of 1983). Given that everyone is on the alert for complacency - and I'd say Big Lynton Crosby probably has an eye on that, too - this might indeed be an utter rout.