Now she's turned it up a notch in the Evening Standard by linking the deception over not holding one with Brown's attempts to say that he didn't cancel the general election because the polls turned:
- "Recent events have shown some rather old-style politics, with the Prime Minister looking indecisive and lacking veracity"
- "To pretend that Labour was not gearing up for an election or that opinion polls played no part in the decision to postpone it was silly and gave David Cameron some of his most damaging ammunition."
- "Sticking to your guns in defence of a patently dishonest position is not leadership but the soft option and a cop-out from a specific promise made to voters."
- "The path adopted by the Government is neither honest not coherent. We have reached the absurd position where the Government says there will be a referendum only if its red lines are not met, so presumably it will ask people to vote 'no' on a treaty it has not signed."
- "The red lines are red herrings. It's a matter of trust and integrity. A referendum was promised. It should be delivered. If Labour can't trust the people, why should the people trust Labour?"