- Gordon Brown is a bottler, look at the way he held off ousting Blair for years.
- Labour have three years with a good majority to run, why imperil it for very little in return?
- If Labour don't increase their majority the decision will make Brown look foolish and leave Labour MPs resentful towards him.
- Labour voters are disproportionately lazy and feckless (come on you know it's true) , so holding an election in November when bad weather and bad light makes it a chore to go to the polling station will depress their vote.
Lauren and Giles Cheatle
7 hours ago