Thursday 23 May 2024

Thick covert lines

Party battle lines drawn up as general election date set for 4 July

It comes after the prime minister announced in the pouring rain, outside 10 Downing Street, the country was going to the polls.

Yes indeed, lots of lines out there, mostly circular.

The incumbent parties have drawn thick covert lines around policies and issues you can't vote against, laws and regulations you can't vote to have repealed, Quangos you can't vote get rid of, an NHS you can't vote to replace, a BBC you can't vote to privatise, state education where you can't vote for more parental choice, taxes you can't vote to reduce....


DiscoveredJoys said...

It would be a brave party that implied they would only do one major task if they were elected (scrub Net Zero, or defund the BBC, or reform the NHS or halt illegal immigration etc.) - but when you think of it we have a recent example where the Conservatives majored on 'Taking Back Control', got a huge majority, and then threw the mandate away by allowing too many wets to bog things down.

So it could be done.

dearieme said...

A sign of our times in The Times:

Cambridge proposes to increase its imposed “employer justified retirement age” to 69 for academics. It also proposes to abolish it for administrative and support staff.

A K Haart said...

DJ - I agree, it could be done but there are too many wets. Always was the problem I suppose and it only had to become slightly worse to destroy the party.

dearieme - maybe that's the Joe Biden lesson, senility is no obstacle to passing paper around and signing things.