The Political Gutter
On Tuesday, Gordon Brown flew into
How a win could leave Gordon a big loser
Talk in the bars of
A fatal miscalculation
If, like this blog, you feel that the election fever dominating the headlines started as mere idle speculation by the political hacks, bereft of their daily does of their Blair-Brown "soap opera", then the current situation takes on an aspect somewhat different from that being offered by the MSM.
Last Day Of Tory Conference 2007
Labour’s Betrayal – Their Promises Mean Nothing
Well before Brown took over, I’d been making the point that because Blair promised to serve a full Parliamentary term, we should have been granted a general election as soon as a new PM took up post. Obviously, Labour betrayed the public both on that promise and on other 2005 manifesto commitments, but they have - in the light of some improved polls - been hyping the idea of an early election.
Underpowered and underwhelming
Conservatives 07: A lacklustre speech from its leader was symptomatic of a party still in the doldrums and fatally lacking self-belief.
The expectations' see-sore
Perhaps Mr Brown was hoping the Tory party conference in
There won't be an election
With shaking hands, I type these words: there won't be an election this autumn. Following conversations today, I am now certain that all the signs point to Gordon Brown giving the idea a miss. Why?
Well, it’s rapidly becoming the perceived wisdom that Gordon Brown’s on a hiding to nothing whether he calls an election or not. If he doesn’t he’ll get a hammering for bottling it, and if he does he’ll get a hammering for some of the reasons I mention in the post below.
Will he, won't he?
A few opinion polls are due in the next few days and they'll give us a clue as to whether the Conservatives have done enough to "stave off the election" - in the words of this morning's Telegraph. What the headlines won't tellus is the position in the marginals. According to The Independent, Labour polling suggests that the situation in target seats is "patchy and extremely tight".
Is election speculation turning people off?
I guess we should be living in interesting times, but this long drawn out speculation on whether our Prime Minister will call a General Election, is frankly, well, not interesting to the majority of people in the UK. Its in danger of causing paralysis to government, both local and national.
I genuinely believe that the majority of the population don't understand why we need a General Election, 2 years after the last one.
The Health Goat
The man they call the Health Goat in