Thursday, September 27, 2007

To poll or not to poll, that is the question

In all the feverish speculation amongst the tiny minority known as the 'political classes' about whether Gordon Brown will call a general election one thing seems to have been forgotten.

Do we, the public, really want a general election?

Unless I've missed something there has been no loud street protests demanding the chance to vote, no people queuing outside polling stations desperate for their chance to put a cross in a box. Any groundswell of popular support for a general election must be smaller than a beginner's mole hill.

We're just over two years into a five year parliamentary term and the public seem perfectly happy with the job Gordon is doing. Why would us hard working families want to bother going out on a rainy November evening just to massage Gordon's ego?

Come back and ask us in another year or two and then, sure, we'll come and join in and put a cross in a box, but don't play silly political games now just to get another couple of years in power.

And just a warning... if Gordon does go to the Queen in a week or two's time the Great British Public, not being particularly keen in being dragged into political shennanigans, might not play their part as the Labour party would wish.



  1. If we don't have an election I can't go and vote for that pleasant young Dave chap! Then how will he know how loveable he is?

  2. You could ask to be his friend on Facebook. Then Dave would know that you really love him.

  3. Actually, I'm really looking forward to the chance to give that stupid toff Cameron a bloody nose. I can't think of a better way to brighten-up November. Actually, I can, a Blair war crimes trial would be even better.

  4. WEll, the right result, even if it's in the wrong manner.

    Looks like you'll have to wait for a little while now Chris...unless you're planning to pop down to Witney to do the honours yourself?