Friday, June 16, 2006

Livingstone says Brown should have "snap election"

Ken Livingstone has said that Gordon Brown "should hold a snap election" if he becomes Prime Minister. Red Ken said that without an election Brown would be accused of not having a mandate.

From what I've heard, the default assumption from CCHQ for the past six months is that Brown will do this anyway. That's why target seat Associations are so busy selecting A-Listers right now, just in case the snap election comes in October.


Political Teenager said...
16 Jun 2006 11:56:00  

Not having a mandate to the current Labour governemnt who were elected by 22% of the electorate? Or having to pass key legislation using scottish MPs to vote on English only issues?

Croydonian said...
16 Jun 2006 12:31:00  

How much, if any, noise did Labour make after the coronation of John Major? I imagine it was quite a lot, but I tend against the new leader => need for an election concept.

Meanwhile, should KL's thoughts be judged as helpful or not for Broon?

Man in a shed said...
19 Jun 2006 14:07:00  

You can't take what Ken says at face value. Perhaps he thinks Labour will lose under Gordon Brown and swing left in opposition with NuLabour discredited. is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to