Denseman on the Rattis

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General Election asap?

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There are rumours that the general election will be called tomorrow.

It seems unlikely that the Queen will agree to this during the weekend, but I guess that Brown could be seeing her Monday morning.

It would make sense – the risk of a double-dip recession is now so great that it would be sensible to get it over with before things get worse.

However, the signs are subtle: A tweet, James Purnell stepping down now, the unveiling of Labour’s campaign slogan tomorrow, Mandelson staying away from the Bafta awards, a letter to party activists.

I’m not sure. It would make sense to call the election asap, but Brown is a ditherer, and it would be in his nature to hold it on the last possible day (in June, that is).

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