Cameron brings spark of life to our Euro campaign

David Cameron has caught the smell of power. He isn’t waiting until or unless he wins power to move into devolved territory. He’s jazzing up the boring old European campaign by ordering his candidates to hawk round a petition to call for an immediate general election. And he’s turning up next week at – guess where? – Ballymena. Will Jim Nicholson hand round the petition to oust Gordon Brown? We should be told.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London