If Gordon Brown were to present himself to Her Majesty this coming weekend he could have a General Election called by next week and done and dusted by the end of March.
Why would he want to do this?
1) The last quarter's GDP growth number has just been revised up from +0.1% to +0.3% which is quite flattering to the government, and unlikely to be repeated in future quarters due to all the special factors at play at the end of last year.
2) There is an awful lot of bad news due in April and a budget would have to be given, which would be a farce since everyone would know that it was a work of complete fiction.
3) The opinion polls aren't quite as bad as they have been in recent months. The Con-Lab gap is narrowing. "Dave" Cameron is being shown up rather a lot at the moment.
Brown is a ditherer; will he seize this moment?