According to that most reliable of political sources – the Daily Mirror – Gordon Brown has told Labour bosses to gear up for a snap election after a series of disastrous polls for the Tories. Six opinion polls have put the Tory lead over Labour at below 10 points – a shrinking margin which would leave Cameron short of a majority and mean a hung parliament.
There was another headache for Mr Cameron last night when bookies slashed the odds on an outright Tory victory. William Hill predicted that if the Tories under-achieved on polling day, Mr Cameron would face a swift challenge to his leadership from none other than, you’ve guessed it, London Mayor Boris Johnson.
The bookmakers have installed Bozza as the 5/1 second favourite to succeed David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party behind, strangely, William Hague. With George Osborne as third favourite, it appears to be officially the case that the four poshest men in Britain are vying for the position.
The Mirror would have a field day.