Outside the Campaign
It looks as if we are only experiencing a portion of the election campaign.
The IFS, quoted on the BBC News Website Parties defend spending cut plans 28 April 2010 15:17 shows that none of the parties have come clean on the economy.
This would seem to me to say that each party has a massive hidden (or at best unspecified) manifesto, and without sight of it we cannot make a responsible choice as to what is best for the country. So I guess that we will have to vote according to what seems best for our own pockets.
Just as well outside the marginals that our votes don’t count? In the marginals I suspect the campaigning will be getting very parochial.
What a lousy system and what a mess will be left after the result; possibly a government without a mandate, a whole lot of unaffordable promises and a massive amount of previously concealed spending cuts and tax rises on the way. Bound to raise confidence in the political system and the honesty of politicians.
But if a politician was honest enough to tell us the truth, what would happen?