Monday, June 25, 2007
An Early Election?
Many people are already talking about an early general election. On the basis of Brown's speech yesterday they may well be right. If he hits the ground running with all sorts of eyecatching initatives which catch the Tories on the hop then I can quite see the benefits to Brown of going to the country as early as this autumn. He will want his own mandate and if he thinks he will win an election he may well call one. If his first 100 days are a success look out for an election at the end of October. All this puts a real onus on the Conservatives to hit back with a vengeance. They need to become far more hard hitting in some of their tactics. We're not dealing with Bambi any more. We've got Thumper to contend with.