Both major parties are terrified to expose their real agendas in this campaign. In particular the Tories are throwing up trivial promises to obscure the real issues. The latest “3 paid days for volunteering” linked to the so called “Big Society” is a nonsense. I have volunteered for one thing after another most of my life – I have an MBE in recognition – and I cannot see anybody ringing any voluntary body and saying “Can I volunteer for the next three days?” is going to be welcomed. It would just be a nuisance.
But the Tories daren’t explain
- TTIP which will effectively hands the UK to global corporations
- totally failing to reform the financial service industry as recorded by Ann Pettifor http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Money-Society-Despotic-Finance-ebook/dp/B00HTAI3YY
- their ideology regarding benefits and welfare aiming to reduce them to a minimum and falsely including pensions as a benefit. Why do we pay NI?
- frighteningly naïve foreign policy reported on in the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/07/david-cameron-failure-fuelled-british-jihadism
Why on earth are they not challenged? Perhaps because Labour knows it will be exposed for similar policies.
So let’s both stick to trivia!