Under-pressure David Cameron issues election call in UK
Tory leader David Cameron came out swinging against Uk prime minister Gordon Brown this morning, accusing the prime minister of ruining the future UK economy by borring at the start of a recession. He essentially called for an election to be called quickly or, he warned, it would be too late by 2010 to fix the problem Brown had created.
However after his speech Cameron received a grilling of his own from the gathered journalists. They pointed out that the Conservatives had at first approved of the plan of heavy borrowing, and they questioned whether this new tactic is a response to the fact that he is slipping in the polls and Brown is faring well with the public for his response to the economic crisis.
David Cameron came out fighting today in the face of falling opinion poll ratings over the recession, demanding an early election to let the public have their say.
Faced with an exclusive poll in The Times showing that Labour has a nine-point lead as the party most trusted to deal with the economic crisis, the Conservative leader gave a major speech and a round of media interviews in which he launched a bullish attack on the Prime Minister's policies, adding that he would not shy away from putting his argument to the public.
His attempted fightback came as a poll published this morning found that Mr Brown and Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, are favoured over Mr Cameron and George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, by 40 per cent to 31 per cent in terms of dealing with the recession - a six-point jump in their lead since the Pre-Budget Report was presented on November 24.
The boost leaves the overall Conservative poll lead narrowing to just four points and the number of Labour voters who are considering switching to the Tories dropping markedly.