By Johnny Innes
David Cameron this week has decided to call for an election. According to the BBC, the “Tory leader urged people to sign a petition calling on Gordon Brown to dissolve Parliament and hold a poll”.Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the Leader of the Opposition calling for an election if they deem the government to be unfit to rule, but is this really the reason for this sudden outburst?
Is it not more probable that Cameron feels he may be slightly ahead in opinion polls and is using the smoke screen of recent events to cover up his obvious thirst for power? Does he not realise that Tory MPs have also been up to dodgy stuff when it comes to expenses?
The fact is, the current Labour Government has every right by the democratic ways of this country to remain in power for a set period of time. They have been democratically elected by the will of the ordinary people and should stay there to serve them until it comes time by law that they have to hold another election.
This is the democratic right of a government. I find that trying to push for an election in such a manner, then branding the Government “wrong” if they do not meet the calls of the opposition, very undemocratic!
You are in the opposition for a reason Mr Cameron. The people decided they wanted a Labour Government by our voting system and the people knew how long that government would then be in power. If you want to be elected you should realise you will have to wait until that time is up and focus on policy. Not on media headline grabbing tactics.