Thursday, 30 April 2015
Something’s Missing In This Election Campaign
The campaigning of the ‘big three’ hasn’t exactly set the heather alight has it?
The American styled hustings have been a complete turn off for me. How can any politician be taken seriously when they so blatantly falsify major announcements. The photograph above was headlined ‘Cameron at election rally in Cornwall’. Looks impressive doesn’t it? But fortunately one journalist, Niall Paterson from Sky News, decided the public shouldn’t be duped and published the reality of the ‘event’.
If the Tory leader can’t muster more than a handful of local supporters it doesn’t say much for the Tory party.
Ed Miliband continues to stumble from one disaster to the next. It seems he’s rather fond of a particular lectern because it makes him feel ‘ministerial’. This particular piece of equipment is being hauled round the country to assist Ed in his campaigning. No event is spared the ‘lectern touch’, not even your own back garden it seems.
Even if I was a staunch Labour supporter I’d cringe at seeing my beloved leader looking so foolish.
However, there’s one subject which has hardly been mentioned during this campaign. Climate change. Is it not being mentioned because of the passing of the joint pledge in February? Are they too afraid past errors will reflect on their decisions? The NIPCC think it’s been grossly overstated but I’ve read nothing about their latest findings in the media.
Maybe our politicians think the science is settled. I think there’s a lot more proof required and I’m uncomfortable being forced to pay a tax on my utility bills.
Sometimes it’s the grass root voters who put sensible efforts into politics. I was sent this link the other day. It’s a neat piece of work made by a home furnishing business and obviously is aimed at English voters because there’s no mention of the SNP, but I was asked to include it on the blog in order to encourage people to vote and I’m happy to oblige.