Election date speculation has, fairly consistently, focused on 2010 for quite a while now. Aside from the current speculation about Brown being pushed and who would be doing the pushing it still seems a fairly likely election date. Who would really want to take over now? If you’re an ambitious Labour MP you’re best off letting Brown take the fall and try and get the leadership afterwards, untainted by massive electoral defeat.
The election would have to be held by 3 June at the latest, and the most likely date would be the same as the local elections, 6 May 2010. 3 June is very unlikely since the effect of a drubbing at the local elections would be disastrous on Labour in a general election.
So, the good news is that we only have one more year of all of this.
The bad news? Can you imagine another 52 weeks like the last one?