Friday, 5 June 2009

Purnell Resignation Means We Need A General Election Now

A Message from David Cameron

David Cameron warned the Labour Government is "falling apart in front of our eyes" after James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet.

David said, "In a deep recession and political crisis we need a strong Government. Instead we have a Government falling apart in front of our eyes. Britain deserves better than this."

And he stressed, "With this resignation the argument for a general election has gone from being strong and powerful to completely unanswerable. For the sake of the country Gordon Brown must take the one final act of authority left open to him, go to the palace and call the General Election we have been demanding."

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3 comments:

shanecroucher said...

A General Election would be damaging. Let the dust settle, allow Parliament to reform and allow a proper opposition to the Tories build. It's better for our democracy.

http://shanecroucher.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/a-general-election-now-is-not-good-for-britain/

Anonymous said...

Shane, you are yet another apparatchik who is afraid of an election because you know you'd lose it. How could a general election be anymore damaging than the current debacle we are witnessing as the Labour party tears itself apart. This afront to democracy. As the county council and now the European elections have shown, Gordon Brown and Labour have no mandate whatsoever from the country to govern. The people want an election, and they want it now!

shanecroucher said...

Anonymous.

I'm not a Labour supporter or member. Surely, an election now, with no actual reform being pushed through, be it parliamentary or electoral, would mean that the issue gets brushed under the carpet. I don't trust the Tories to, once they come in, actually change anything. Elect them now and they can put off making changes for 5 years. Labour have a year left, at most. The Tories and Lib Dems will push for reform to look in to touch with the people, who want changes to our system made. Labour will legislate and claim that they are the ones who are taking action. Thus reform can occur.

Changing the government does not change the system.

The electorate are too reactionary. We need a chance to calm down and take stock of what's happening, not jump straight into a General Election.

Besides, just because Labour took a knocking, and rightly so, in the Euro and Council Elections, does not destroy the mandate with which they went to Parliament in 2005. They were given five years then, and under our system they have every right to do that full term.