Saturday, December 09, 2006

Please Send Cash

Hazel Blears has apparently "spilled the beans" about the potential for a snap general election. In a letter to Labour Party activists she is quoted as writing, "In the New Year we face real challenges, the election of a new leader, local elections and the need to prepare for the forthcoming General election, which may be less than 16 months away." That would put the next election at around March 2008. The Mirror chides her for revealing this top secret knowledge, but I can't be the only one that sees it as a transparent cash call ahead of loan repayments. There is a distinct smell of desperation here...

2 comments:

Bel said...

Or perhaps this is a ploy to trick the Tories into panicking and coming up with fast policies? Surely if they were planning an election so close, it would have been good party tactics to keep the date secret.

eu_serf said...

What Bel said.