If you want to vote on policies the Beeb have a fairly good section under 'BBC News' entitled 'Election 15'. It gives a fairly good precis of who wants to do what. Whether or not those 'policies' ever become 'practice' .... only time will tell!
Sounds like you and I are in agreement then Flo. Politics should be about all the issues you mentioned and more. I'm taking my own stand by leaving Twitter because it's full of gossip and snide attacks and very few facts. Now if we can stop Jeremy Paxman obsessing about North London geeks we could be making progress .........
But who is the 'we' Michael? I can guarantee it's not Joe Public, it's the media and politicians not us. I don't hear my relative on zero hours laughing at Ed eating a bacon sandwich or gossiping about when Dave intends to step down. I don't hear my nursing cousin treating politics like a soap opera but I do hear the politicians treating me like an idiot. Very interesting programme the ...
I will never understand how Churchill saved England from the Germans in 1945 yet he was then booted out at the next Election ..says a lot doesnt it. I remember school trying to explain that!
@flo . i'm probably being idealistic but it seems to me that if we stop treating politics as soap opera there will be more focus on what the politicians are actually saying - to the disadvantage of those who need replacing How would Churchill or Attlee cope with the wretchedness of the current political environment?
I had a Labour party election leaflet delivered today.
Of course we'd never see politicians being grubby would we? They always speak clearly about policies so we are all clear what we are voting for. Have you ever sat and listened to the rubbish they come out with on TV or listened to the behaviour on PMQs? I'm sick to death of media talk, I can't get away from it listening to Politicians or at work. 'Going forward' (got I hate that phrase) ...
@Michaelclayson post(12.48). Well said Michael but unfortunatly that what happens. We should be talking about important issues.
Politics should be about values and ideas. Too often now it is about character assassination of the opponent - I'd rather we discuss the bedroom tax, the crisis in social care, zero hour contracts Not how Ed Miliband eats a bacon sandwich, whether Anne Marie Morris is having a holiday or if Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are quarrelling http://youtu.be/U76mluOWSf0
Well she has given Labour a chance to drum up a few votes by being away...she's not seen as being desperate.