Gordon is, according to his interview with Labour patsy Andrew Marr, (To be aired in full at 9.00 AM this morning on the BBC) not going to call an election now because:
I want to do is show people the vision that we have for the future of this country in housing and health and education and I want the chance, in the next phase of my premiership, to develop and show people the policies that are going to make a huge difference and show the change in the country itself.It was nothing to do with the polls, because Labour would have won!
Ed Milliband was out spinning a similar line as well.
Are they serious? Do they expect us to believe this? If that was the reason for not going now then it was the reason for ending speculation last week, the week before, or more likely never letting it start at all.
No, this has been political gamesmanship by team Brown, and it has massively blown up in their faces. It has to be said though, it is going to get worse. By giving an exclusive interview they have managed to alienate everyone else in the media.
The press are not king to Brown today either.