Wake me up in June – after election
I LOVE spring. After dark nights and cold miserable weather it’s great to look forward to summer err… unless it’s election year.
Some Scandinavian countries ban electioneering for a whole month before a ballot. It’s a great idea and one that would only improve by further extending it to a year.
What do we need to hear? We have seen the established parties in action for a full term (at least). We know how they perform. Suddenly appearing to share our concerns is an insult to our intelligence.
The major parties have all had ample opportunity to show their competence.
Arguing like school kids isn’t going to impress anyone. We know MPs have deliberately delayed their own inflated pay increase until after the election so it won’t further erode their credibility. Just how stupid do they think we are?
Quite frankly the whole process is demeaning.
Cheshire East politicians are no better. If opposition parties actually think we care about who tweeted what to who they are in cloud cuckoo land.
They should be attacking the Tories’ non-existent Brownfield First policy if they want to stand any chance of election, not arguing the semantics of town hall trivia.
I’ve seen and heard enough electioneering to know politicians will promise anything to secure office. After the election all bets are off. Did Mr Blair care that two million protesters marched through London to demonstrate overwhelming public objection to the Iraq War? He did not.
Did Mr Cameron care that a huge majority of residents are incensed at his invasion of the greenbelt and the subsequent loss of faith in local democracy? No he did not. Did Nick Clegg allow his student tuition fee pledge to stand in the way of his personal ambition? He did not.
We know the score. We don’t need months of babbling insincerity.