Saturday, 29 September 2007
Will he or won't he?
Gordon, Gordon, Gordon, it must be hard being Gordon. The Labour party is sitting pretty in the opinion polls and he is receiving favourable coverage from the tame media, the Labour party pulled together and the press didn't look too deeply for any dissension. By contrast the press will be out to look for any signs of disagreement within the Conservative party next week, Lord Tebbit has been used for this purpose this weekend already, and the BBC will not give David Cameron the full PM positive view treatment that they accorded Gordon Brown last week. So what's the problem, why is Gordon worried? He's a worrier, just look at the chewed nails and the nose picking, what if it all goes wrong? What if the Sunderland council by-election result is more representative than the polls? What if the Labour vote is just piling up in the Labour safe seats and not in the marginals? What if the economy tips over between calling the election and election day? What if someone, somewhere, starts to attack Gordon Brown's record and personal reputation as they should do? What if the BBC can no longer keep the lid on the nose-picking and the other more scurrilous stories that are doing the rounds? What if, what if, what if?