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Should “SuperGord” hold a snap election?
Only a few weeks ago the cartoons were showing Gordon Brown paddling up the proverbial creek without a paddle as his poll ratings slumped under an endless succession of bad news. The Tories were practically measuring up the curtains at No. 10.
Now — after a crisis that was surely the ultimate answer to a maiden’s prayer — it’s caped crusader “SuperGord” saving the world, lauded by grateful governments across the globe for slaying the fearsome credit crunch monster. Kapow, splat.
Rumours abound that he might even seize the moment and call a snap election rather than wait for the coming economic slump to sour the electorate’s mood again.
Do you think the Prime Minister has managed to make himself electable again with his triumphant rescue package for the banks? Should he go to the country now?