Thanks, but no election yet please

All this talk of having a snap general election to allow voters to pass their judgement on MPs in the wake of the expenses scandal is horribly misguided. A general election now would be a single-issue election and inevitably completely bypass parties' actual, you know, policies. Which, in a time of economic crisis, would be incredibly dangerous.

Just a thought.

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3 responses to “Thanks, but no election yet please

  1. almostidealist May 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hmmm. Problem is nothing much else is going to get done until there is an election, and this government’s being so terminally cack-handed it’s time for a change. Plus if they have an election now the moats and chandeliers will still be in lots of people’s minds meaning fewer Tories (hopefully) and (whisper it) possibly some more independents in parliament..

  2. Rachel May 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Damn, that was the other thing on my mind – independents. I don’t know how long it would take for independents to get themselves organised to stand, but probably longer than a month or so. Might a quick election benefit established political parties who already have the infrastructure in place, just replacing one dodgy MP with another apparatchik in the party ranks?

  3. Will May 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

    everyone knows the outcome of the next election, whether we like it or not. Let’s just get it over and done with.

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