Prime Minister Gordon Brown is being urged to call a general election after receiving so-called high ratings in the polls. But do we, the people of the UK actually want one?
It seems that the only people driving him to do this are certain sections of the media, who obviously feel that he needs to be properly challenged in the public arena. Since there wasn’t a contest to succeed Tony Blair to lead the Labour Party, this would seem to be the perfect thing to do.
However, the present parliamentary term has over two and a half years to run. Surely Brown has better and more important things to do than try to take advantage of a handful of poll ratings and force a month of pointless campaigning, which may inevitably mean that Labour could lose power. After all, when Conservative John Major took over from Margaret Thatcher back in 1990, he waited nearly two years to go to the country… and won, unexpectedly.
Gordon Brown needs to end the speculation right now…. and needs to use his speech at his party conference to tell the media where to get off. NO TO AN EARLY GENERAL ELECTION!