Friday, February 13, 2009

Down to the serious business of *governing*...

Not so much a *Parliament*...more "The End of the Pier Royal Mile Comedy Show"

4 comments:

tony said...

When pressed :Labours Andy Kerr could not comment on what Labours policy is on reforming the currently unfair council tax system, only promising that they would reform it. Nor would he comment on the billion pound shortfall from his Westminster masters over the next two years. This holding back of money, and Labour also conspiring with the Tories to block any legislation meant that wasting money on further consultations over a new system makes sense.

Must admit that I am dissapointed that the new local income tax will not be presented at the moment. Consensus government works, only the next time people may vote against those who blocked reform this time round.

O'Neill said...

As an outsider, my impression is that the debate has been reduced to soundbite, populist and knockabout politics. There seems to be a reluctance to truly inform the public on this and other important issues.

tony said...

For anyone interested in politics it really is the place to be, the ebb and flow is increasingly difficult to keep up with. There is no doubt that the Tories(who have pallied up with the SNP for an age) were preparing an ambush of some magnitude with Labour. Also the fact that the Lib-Dems rolled over so easily over the budget possibly signified that they were going to exact a massive wedge for their support over the new local tax.

A positive in it all is that millions were saved in consultations. Probably the SNP might have won the battle over public opinion, but the cost in an already tight budget forecast would have derailed other plans.

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