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|2nd August 2007
The Election Clock
Every day we're asking our team of experts to tell us how close we are to a general election .
The closer the hands on our 'Brownsday' clock are to midnight, the more likely it is that Gordon Brown is about to name the day.
"Still an agonising decision but a number of factors, not least the Chancellor saying the economy is slowing and Bill Clinton's guru Mark Penn advising against an election, may help tip the balance."
"Labour may still be making preparations to call an election , but it needs to an increased lead in Sunday's polls if the gamble is to be worth taking."
"The polls today will have drained the colour from Brown's face: he'll be wishing he'd never set the whole thing rolling now."
Peter Kilfoyle MP
"Even the BBC is downplaying the chances of an election,placing it in the main news after a story about itself and the Queen; an item on Prince William and the paparazzi; and one on the Burmese junta. Not quite the headlines of the last week."
"Gordon Brown is in a bind. Going forward is risky and he's likely to prefer egg on the face."
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