Gordon Brown has ordered all Labour constituency parties to have PPCs in place by the time of the Labour conference in the autumn.
I am beginning to start to believe this snap autumn election malarkey. However, if it is likely, despite Labour needing something north of £20million , perhaps even £40 million, to fund it, why do they keep dropping hints about it?
Surely a "snap" election loses a lot of its "snap" if it is touted in advance ad naueseam, does it not?
On balance I tend to go with Andrew Rawnsley's verdict:
Gordon Brown hasn't even told Gordon Brown when he will call a general election. He doesn't know either.