Monday, 29 December 2008

The case for an election in 09

. Forgetting, for the moment, the wider speculation about whether there should be an election in 2009 I think there is a compelling case that Gordon Brown owes this country an election.

The most obvious one is that Brown lacks a democratic mandate from the people. He has only ever been elected by the Labour Party. Incidentally, I feel this is a rather compelling case for a codified constitution which includes fixed-term parliaments and the stipulation that a change of leader should automatically facilitate the need for a fresh mandate.

With the economy being in the state it is it is perhaps more than high-time that a countries government sought a mandate for the actions it is taking in this regard.

With this in mind Irfan Ahmed and myself have launched a Facebook group calling for Mr Brown to do the decent thing and go to the polls in 2009.

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