Friday, 21 November 2008

Early election ' not remotely on our minds' - Brown

. Benedict Brogan has this story. Jeremy Vine asked Brown about the mounting speculation that an election will be called early next year and he replied;

"My undivided attention is on the economy. I am not thinking about anything else. It is 100% of my attention, and you can just discount all of these stories"

Which may well be very true but there is a head-of-steam building up around this issue. Coffee House presents the 'Labour arguments' for a June 4th poll today and we all know that barely a day goes by without speculation appearing somewhere. Of course, it is notable that it is Conservative sources that trumpet this; no doubt because it so effectively undermined Brown last time around. However, there are sound reasons for Labour to go to the polls in 2009 and I simply cannot believe that Brown doesn't have it at the back, if not the front, of his mind.

I think part of the problem here originates from the lack of a convincing mandate that Brown has to govern due to Tony Blair stepping-aside. We should still be on high-alert for an 09 poll....

4 comments:

Stephen Glenn said...

To misquote Yes Minister. " So you do intend to call it early"

Darrell G said...

Yep lol...i've been saying this for a while now and i intend to keep on saying it well into July 09;)

Stephen Glenn said...

Well seeing as my Labour local branches website have started to churn away more copy of late I have no idea where there rumours of a early/snap election are coming from. ;)

Darrell G said...

Lol Stephen...perish the thought that you could think Labour could be contemplating of such a thing at such a sober moment of national crisis....;)