Lib Dem MPs to vote for an early general election

From the Coffee House blog:

The SNP and Plaid Cymru are tabling a motion calling for the dissolution of Parliament, and it will get debated in the House next Wednesday afternoon.  The Lib Dems have come out in support of it, and William Hague has said that the Tories will too.

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  • Another Mark 2nd Jun '09 - 8:18pm

    This is madness. If there’s a General Election now you can say goodbye to any meaningful reforms for at least the next five years.

  • In shock news the Lib Dems come second in the polls and now want an election. Durr!

  • “It makes more sense to push for the reforms.”

    That will be the reforms which Labour have had 10 years to introduce and are about to start thinking about when they are in serious trub.

  • David Allen 2nd Jun '09 - 10:42pm

    We should be demanding an autumn election. That would give enough time to separate the real out-and-out fraudsters properly from the not-all-that-guilty, and then let the voters pass judgment. It should also give enough time to organise a parallel referendum on the voting system.

  • bill haymes 2nd Jun '09 - 11:42pm

    Mark is right- its strategic madness on PR and cowardly on the economy at a critical moment in the recession….pathetic really

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