Now it is on.
The Labour leader has just issued a statement pressing the button on his election campaign.
In a few of sentences, supplying Boris Johnson the election he craves.
There might nevertheless be wrangling about the dates.
Labour and the scaled-down opposition events might however have a fight with the federal government in Parliament this afternoon more than when the most effective or worst time is to request all of us to go to the ballot packing containers.
But Labour has, towards the wishes of quite a few of its MPs, shifted to supporting a December election and with that, it indicates we are on for the to start with December basic election in a long time.
The key minister hopes this will give him a victory at the polls that would allow for him rapidly to get his Brexit offer by means of Parliament and the United kingdom out of the EU.
The Labour leader hopes for a souped-up model of his shift forward at the 2017 election that would indicate, contrary to the watch of many of his very own MPs, his job can continue on and make.
The Lib Dems and SNP hope for a chance to end Brexit happening, and broaden their personal political positions at a junction for the region.
But none of the functions can be remotely certain of what will materialize following.
An election at this time of 12 months is abnormal and stunning.
The success, when they ultimately come in in many months time, may well be the exact.
Just take a breath while, and never place this in your diary right up until the votes in Parliament to again the election have actually been counted also.