Guido Fawkes receives many 'tips' but I feel this one is a bit of red herring; they may have been put on 'red alert', but not for the reason Guido intimates.
It is a fact that Alastair Darling has stated that there will be a budget before the general election and the only question would seem what it will contain. Were Gordon Brown to undermine his Chancellor by calling an early election one feels that what Darling would release would put the 'forces of hell' in the shade!
Gary Gibbon proffers a more likely scenario when he says "The most expected date for the Budget is 24th March, but it is still not announced. The most expected date for the Prime Minister to announce an election date is 29th March. Parliament could come back in what should’ve been its Easter recess – perhaps 7th, 8th and 9th April – and then could be dissolved on 12th April. That week could see the manifesto launches. The television debates could be on the 15th April (ITV), 22nd April (Sky) and 29th April (BBC). Oh, and the election on 6th May."
We shall see.................