More backing for fixed-term Parliaments

Two more straws in the wind: Ming Campbell on last night’s Question Time and Lib Dem blogger of the year James Graham on his blog have both spoken out in favour of fixed-term Parliaments in the wake of the latest will-he won’t-he dithering from Brown.

Previous backers included Benedict Brogan of the Daily Mail and Samuel Brittan in the Financial Times. There might be a bit of a head of steam building up on this now – thank goodness!

Benedict Brogan 1, Nick Robinson 0

I’ve blogged before (just once or twice!) about what a soft ride Gordon Brown is getting in the media for treating the choice of general election polling day as if it is his own personal plaything.

So – credit where credit is due – which means credit to Benedict Brogan (Daily Mail) today for writing:

Once all this nonsense is over, I’m going to start campaigning for fixed terms.