It appears that some people are aching for a snap election the moment Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister.
Of course it soon turns out that some of those vocal individuals are Conservatives, clearly hoping to capitalise on any disquiet the electorate may feel over the government now we are heading for the "mid-term"
Well, put simply, John Major didn't call an election in 1990, nor did Harold Macmillan in 1957. In fact no PM has called for a snap election on obtaining office since 1955 and I don't see why we should start now. The new PM will need to set his stall and settle in before calling an election and before the Tories and Lib Dems shout "But that's not fair!" there is the fact that their respective leaders have been hanging about for about a year now and no one begrudges them their paitence ;)