Comments on: Should “SuperGord” hold a snap election? http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/ Insights from the UK and beyond Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:44:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike T http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6181 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:52:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6181 Election or not – the sooner he goes the better. And good riddance!

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6172 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:18:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6172 No, he won’t risk having the shortest term as PM since the 1920s, I think he’s rather suffer the worst electoral defeat since the 1820s. Then at least, in that uniquely British, twisted yet humorous, hypocritical yet charitable way, we might buy his memoirs.

Well, in paperback…

In the Oxfam shop.

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By: Adrian Rosenberg http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6170 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:05:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6170 No, we do not need to have a snap Election, given the current state of the financial world it would be irresponsible, and leave the Country in limbo as Parliament would shutdown for the three weeks of the election process

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By: Andy http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6168 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:17:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6168 “Seize the moment”?

Have you seen the state of the markets? There will definitely be no election until Bottler’s dragged kicking and screaming to the ballot box when his time runs out.

ROLL ON MAY 2010!!

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By: mark walker http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6163 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6163 Let’s have one now and get it over with. Cameron and Osborne are rfeally flunking it but might just scarpe in if they are quick enough.

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By: Vimeiro http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6161 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:08:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6161 I doubt he has the courage at the moment. I think he will wait as long as possible, like John Major, hoping everything will turn out OK for him and the ecomomy will start too look better.

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By: Michael Hart http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6159 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:44:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6159 Gordon Brown’s claim – 63 quarters of growth must mean I’m doing something right.
Actual Figures – National Debt up to 45% from 35%, breaking his golden rule.
Nothing saved for a rainy day, failure to regulate the financial or housing sectors. Public sector borrowing requirement at record levels, unemployment highest for 17 years, trade deficit worst for 300 years.
5 more years of Gordon Brown… I THINK NOT. As for his masterstoke of saving the banks, he had no other choice and the idea came from the Conservatives!

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6158 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:18:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6158 The unemployment figures and the fall in world markets today (2 days after “the world was saved!”) tell the real story. We are falling headlong into a deep hole and no amount of funny money scattered into the wind is going to make any difference.

Brown is one of the people who brought us to this and no-one with more than 2 brain cells would vote for him, but he might well go for an election because whatever the result it can only be a win-win for him personally. If he wins, he keeps his job – if he loses, he goes out as a hero (to some) whose “masterstroke was then undermined by the Tories”.

Cut back your spending and fasten your financial seatbelt. The damage to the country is already done and it’s going to be a hairy ride.

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By: Grant http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6157 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:15:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6157 Don’t think he will. Although, just before the party conference season, the Tories were calling for an election so it would be pretty hard for them to claim opportunism etc.
It’s the government’s luxury to set the election date so don’t see why not.
HOWEVER – although the Tories couldn’t say much, the public may feel it’s opportunism and no government would really want to risk an election during dark, wet nights where campaigning would be tricky.
Spring – April / May time would really be his next opportunity.

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/comment-page-1/#comment-6156 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:07:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/10/15/should-supergord-hold-a-snap-election/#comment-6156 Typo: I meant ‘Super Gordon’, not ‘Guper Gordon’ :-(

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