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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The 2015 General Election Campaign begins.


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On the first full day of campaigning for the General election, the three main parties trotted out the usual headline grabbing “policy statements” to add to the headline grabbing policy statements which they have been trotting out for the past months.

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There are others of course


The arrogance of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians who claim that they and only they have the solutions to all of the UK's problems, and promise "vote grabbing" fixes. How many times have we been told during the last few weeks that either Cameron or Miliband will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ? As it happens, with our unique and unfair “First Past the Post” voting system, it is probably correct, but it leaves us with the awful prospect that we shall have one or other. In fact the marginally most popular of the two will take the prize. The election of the “lesser of two lessers”
Yesterdays inducements included:

The Liberal Democrats have pledged more than £2bn of extra funding for mental health.
Cameron reiterated his commitment to create two million jobs on top of the 1.9m jobs created since 2010
Gordon Brown (Labour) renewed Scottish Labour’s attempt to claw back votes in its former Glasgow heartlands by promising that his party would spend £800m a year fighting social inequality and ill-health.
Labour will cut business rates for 1.5 million small business premises and then freeze them.
No doubt more will be forthcoming over the next 5 weeks. Unfortunately, history tells us that most if not all promises, pledges or commitments will be forgotten in 6 weeks as the elected MP's return to the status quo of Westminster life.