Thursday, 20 May 2010

Thin on the detail......

Having had a read of the full coalition document I’m not sure I feel much more enlightened about what the Government will do exactly.

Throughout the paper the words “we will” appear over and over again at the start of sentences, but they’re often followed by statements which we have heard many times before.

Crucially, there are a lot of manifesto-style pledges that simply lack detail and so lack credibility too. For instance…

"We will ensure that people have the protection that they need when they defend themselves against intruders."

My personal favourite is this one…

"We will give councils a general power of competence."

I suppose as this coalition never had a manifesto as such before the election, it is entitled to have something resembling one now.

However, I was craving at least a small increment of detail today – not about what they want to do or what they believe in, but about how they are going to do it.


Anonymous said...

Councils? Seems they are being given more independence - as long as they are competent.

What is the govt going to do? Well I think if you look at the financial pages ALL governments are going to be severely constrained. Labour will scream like a stuck pig but its their mess. the Unions will howl blue murder, but they placed Brown in position.

If Brown 'saved the world' then why is it in such a mess now? All Brown sought to save was his own skin. All the world has done is postponed the need to mop up the mess.

Matt Wardman said...

Much about this over at Though Cowards Flinch. You need to dig.

e.g., http://thoughcowardsflinch.com/2010/03/23/the-legislative-preparations-for-the-tories%25E2%2580%2599-destruction-of-public-services/

Also at LG organisations:

and draft legislation:

Suspect that NCCLOLs would prefer a general *duty* of competence.

Patherjackets said...

Panther Jackets Is A Leather Jackets WareHouse Providing Jackets In USA, Canada and UK.With Free Shipping.

Stuntman Jacket That 70s

MichelAnthony said...

Very fascinating story, it is difficult to find interesting and relevant content among blogs now. That is why I will definitely share your blog with my friends. I wish you success!
Site: John Dutton Jacket

louisarthur said...

This is not a new thing for a political party to use “We will” as all of the politicians gain the confidence of people through these so-called promises. I was taking PhD Nursing Dissertation Topic assistance when his speech started to play on the TV set but I paid no heed as I heard nothing unusual in the speech.

Unknown said...

I believe in the event that you take a gander at the monetary pages ALL states will be seriously compelled for Do My Homework in USA. Work will shout like a stuck pig yet its their wreck.

Patherjackets said...

we offer our customers the most affordable prices in town. Panther Jackets is the place you wanna be. We deal with of all types. We intend to provide our customers with the most premium quality jackets.

kapital varsity jacket

WAMOS said...

It has a good meaning 온라인카지노.If you always live positively 카지노, something good will happen someday 스포츠토토.Let's believe in the positive power ofHave a nice day.토토



Professional graphic design services in Uk said...

Such precisely written and explained! I love the idea behind your concept as many people fail to represent the main aim behind their whole story. So I appreciate it and I connect to every word. Looking forward to more words from your side. Cheers!

Post a Comment