Chris Bryant is in trouble for saying that he expects an election on May 6th, a statement of the bleeding obvious which has not sent shockwaves around the political world. The Mail somehow this morning thinks a March election still possible.
In Bryant's defence, can we point out that we here at Next Left had already given pretty categorical assurances of a May 6th election in early December, when the Sunday Times began a new round of March election speculation, following earlier predictions
last Autumn, and indeed back in December 2008.
The noise to signal ratio in the next Parliament might be reduced if members of the political lobby were to place themselves under a 'three strikes and you're out' rule if predicting election dates which do not come to pass.