Monday, 27 April 2009

12th May - latest date for dissolution

I don't seriously imagine it will happen - I always thought a February general election was the likeliest 'best date' for Labour to minimise its losses in the next Parliament - but if June 4th is to see the country voting on not only Europe and the county councils but a new government, May 12th is about the last day for the dissolution of Parliament.

8 comments:

patently said...

June 4th? No chance.

That would not only be a turkey voting for an early Christmas, it would be the turkey doing so when he could see the abbatoir staff walking down the farm lane with meatcleavers in their hands.

Guthrum said...

Sadly no, Brown will have to be dragged from No 10 screaming and kicking.

Anonymous said...

May 12th next year is more likely.

hatfield girl said...

There's nowhere for him to go now. Labour must keep him for ever and ever. So he won't be initiating his own further restriction to a rump party.

Others could, of course. Constant abuse of power might precipitate its withdrawal by in extremis means. The refusal to go to the country since Blair was ousted and throughout all the disasters that have been brought upon us is clearly abuse of power by constitutional literalism.

Henry North London said...

Maybe hes waiting for the Lisbon treaty to be ratified by Eire and then we're royally fucked.

hatfield girl said...

There's Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic to ratify yet, as well, H.

talwin said...

No, not yet. Brown's still busy doing the right thing and the world's not yet saved.

Anonymous said...

Hats - and Ireland, I think you will find.

After their second - or third, or fourth, or however many it takes - referendum.