I'm starting to get the gag reflex when I hear the Tories - no strangers to sleaze, lets face it - trot out "Election! Election!" as the universal panacea. Its not a matter for the electorate, its a matter for Parliament. The Tories have been as guilty of troughing as Labour - at least NuLab have not billed for moat cleaning - and saw no problem with it when they where in power.
The diktat from Central Office - "steer the conversation towards ELECTION! The answer to any questions is, ELECTION! ELECTION! " is just soooo clear. Heard Lord Lamont on R4 this morning, even he was suckered into the squawking response.
Its embarrassing. Next ploy from Cameron is usually to say that Brown is scared of an election. Bet I'm right.
I would like there to be an election. Not because of sleaze or expenses,but because we will have to tackle our massive public debt at some time and the sooner the better. The government is not dealing with it now because there will have to be an election next year and unless Paul Daniels helps him Brown is stuffed. As party leader as well as PM.