Thursday, 21 May 2009

Of course there should be a general election this year

but not because of the single issue of MPs' troughing. We the people should be given the chance to vote because it is four years since the last GE, and virtually every other first-world nation has fixed-term parliaments. That fixed term is usually four years.

A four year interval is judged correct for Euro elections, Welsh Assembly (and Scottish Parliament), county council and even community council elections, so why not for Westminster? Why should a Prime Minister and ruling party be able to manipulate the date of a national decision to suit their own purposes?

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