Mike Smithson should know better than to ask. Perhaps he does it just to wind John Rentoul up.
Then again, the answer could be ‘yes’ if Brown wishes to be ridiculed and ensure a Tory landslide.
The only way this government can delay the election to June 3rd is if Gordon keels over and pops his clogs (for real). Anything else will be interpreted as cowardly and the general public are just not that keen on timorous beasties.Plus I think you'll find Cameron attached some sturdy elastic to that ming vase of yours, just in case of trip hazards.