Instead of the usual caption competition, I thought I would introduce a competition as to who can produce the most succinct and well argued mini-speech. I have been reflecting on how a latter-day Harold Wilson, a rather wily politician, would construct a speech explaining why the Opposition would not support the motion ‘That there shall be an early parliamentary general election’. There appears to be the assumption that there are few if any circumstances in which the Opposition would not support such a motion. I can envisage a Wilson-style leader not only keeping his or her counsel, so keeping a PM guessing as to whether Opposition support would be forthcoming for a such a motion, but then finding reasons as to why the Opposition would not vote for the motion. (Abstention would be fatal, subject to a division taking place). ‘Yes, of course, the nation deserves a general election, but…’.