Saturday, 6 October 2007

Gordon Brown chickens out

Posted by Chris:

Well there we are then Gordon Brown has chickened out of calling an election.

As Maureen Rigg, Lib Dem group leader on Stockton Council points out, Council staff have been taken off other jobs to prepare for a possible election. How much has this cost?

What a waste of time and money!

He has ruled out an election for this year and next but he has not taken my advice, as if I expected he would, to avoid much of the criticism, he is getting and will continue to get, and agree to a fixed term Parliament.

The fact that he has been able to set all this speculation going and then duck out when the polls don't look as good as they did is more than enough reason to take the decision out of the hands of the Prime Minister.

Well at least all the hard work Redcar Lib Dems have put in, just in case he did call an election, will not go to waste. Unlike the work done by local councils, we have saved time doing the type of things that will help us to do even more when the election does come.

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