Brown hung in for a hung Parliament
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
I wonder what Gordon Brown dreams about all night; Except on rare occasions he looks sullen and grim faced when seen on television, giving the impression that his nocturnal brain wheels were engaged and spinning faster than a hamster on pep pills. His latest bright idea, no doubt an inspiration from the night shift was to declare an election pledge to introduce fixed term parliaments, given he waited till there was no option by 6th April other than to go and ask the Queen to dissolve the current parliament, an event Her Majesty anticipated and made sure not to miss, arriving that morning by helicopter landing on the Palace lawns.
Ladbrokes were quick off the mark, stealing a march by setting their bookie board out on Parliament’s lawns, getting masses of free publicity from the hordes of photographers and reporters there to mix it with the now redundant MPs. Ladbrokes were offering 8/15 for a Tory majority, 13/8 for the hung parliament, 10/1 for Labour and 250/1 for a Libdem majority. Despite collecting fines, the Ladbrokes representative was in no hurry to move on, telling reporters there were not enough fines to force him off that pitch that day!