Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Political Manifestos

So the BBC commissions an expert to examine the Welsh political parties' election manifestos and he finds them lacking. Why on Earth should we be surprised by this non-news event!

Politicians are introducing draconian rules based on "saving the planet" when and where it suits them, not because they necessarily believe in their aims. To some extent, this is all window dressing, so they can be seen to be concerned. The truth is, of course, that election manifestos are written to get votes - what happens afterwards is anyone's guess. As to those draconian rules, invariably they are seen to be tax revenue measures, hitting the populace in the under belly they have previously softened up for the purpose of making us all feel so very guilty about "the planet".


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