The prospect of a vote in Parliament for an early dissolution may be made next week when Plaid Cymru and the SNP get the chance to call for a debate on whether Parliament should be dissolved. It is an issue that leaves little debate in the wider country and both Nats parties receive my thanks for bringing the debate to the floor.
Parliament should be dissolved, I keep saying it but only a General Election and a fresh house can repair the damage done. More recently, Gordon Brown is making overtures that he wants to ram through Constitutional reforms, when he has never once faced the country and asked for a mandate to make such changes. It is also becoming clear that the Government is in chaos, and that the Labour Party could face another very long spell out of power and are risking losing ground to the Liberal Democrats.
In my opinion if the Liberal Democrats do the improbable and overtake Labour they can stay there for a very long time.
Since hearing this on the way home and reading around the blogs, I see that Conservative Home is already saying that William Hague has confirmed the Conservatives would back such a motion, now this is a relishing prospect. There are 350 Labour MPs, 3 Social & Democratic Labour Party Members, plus maybe Claire Short which Nick Brown will be looking to Whip. So a 30ish swing of Labour MPs could force the issue if every single other MP supported the motion.
Anyway, I will not get too ahead of myself there, as nothing is certain yet, but a hammering on Thursday and the continued implosion of the Cabinet will certainly bring wider calls for this motion to happen.
I will be the happiest man in the land if it is Parliament itself finds that the best way to fix itself is to consult the electorate.