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Will he call an election soon?

It must be election day
Originally uploaded by Matito

The Mirror today published a secret memo by Baron Gould of Brookwood, Tony Blair’s (and, by the look of things, Gordon Brown’s) favourite pollster.

I’ve been wondering for some time whether Brown would call an early election, and till now, I’ve been of the opinion he’s too cautious to risk it, but he seems to be following the guidelines in this memo so far, so I think he might also accept its conclusion, namely:

We have to have a strategy of audacious advance. The best way of achieving this is to hold an early election after a short period of intense and compelling activity. A kind of “shock and awe strategy” blasting through the opposition and blasting us to the mid-40 per-cents.

Given how badly the Tories are doing at the moment, it really wouldn’t be surprising if he followed Gould’s advice.

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