September 23, 2007

An Early Election… For and Against

If you had three years left of a cushy job, nice wage, and free houses dotted around the UK, you’d be considered barmy for gambling it all just for an extra two years, wouldn’t you?

Of course, Gordon Brown’s dilemma isn’t as simple as that, and there’s potentially more to gain.

For:
- A new mandate for him and his policies.
- A clean break from the Blair era
- A shortened political career for Mr Cameron
- He could be the PM during the London 2012 Olympics
- Make the most of his handling of recent crises
- Polls put him in the lead
- The Labour Party is united behind him
- Things can only get better worse© D:Ream
- Northern Rock might be the tip of the iceberg

Against:
- Northern Rock might be the tip of the iceberg (the rest might appear before November)
- The public might get restless about an unnecessary election
- Scotland and Wales – the nationalists are on the rise
- Polls might change in the next few weeks
- Another crisis might happen that he can’t handle
- Oh… he might lose.

If I was him… it might just be a gamble worth taking.


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  1. Dan

    Chinese whispers in Bournemouth suggest that Gordo will wait ‘til Parliament reopens then call it for November 1st.

    27 Sep 2007, 15:18


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