Tory policy - gimmicks or bananas?
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Welsh Conservative leader Nick Bourne is right to be wary of election time gimmicks. They are rarely what they seem.
But are his alternatives weighty enough to get people out of bed on polling day?
For instance, take the Tories' pledge to "draw up a code of practice with supermarkets on devoting floor space to local food."
A worthy cause, perhaps, but there's nothing to stop them lobbying for this in opposition. I presume it would only be voluntary in any case, such is the Conservative mantra.
The ideal pledge is probably somewhere between promising the world and Preseli-grown parsnips. All the parties would do well to be a little more realistic in their promises this time around, since nobody is quite sure yet who will be in government to deliver them.
posted by Blamerbell @ 10:58 am,