David Cameron has been on Sky News this morning pushing the idea that the most likely date for the election is March 25th. Cameron’s comments are part of a coordinated Conservative attempt to ramp up speculation about a March poll. The aim is to both gin up Tory activists and to create a narrative where if Brown doesn’t go for an election in March he is again seen as a ‘bottler’, a ditherer who can’t take decisions. The idea is to deal yet another blow to Brown’s reputation for leadership shortly before the general election.
The next election may well end up being in March. But I would urge you to take any Tory talk of when they expect the next election to be with a quite considerable pinch of salt.