Let’s Get Political… Why The Blame Game is Bollocks

You know, digging a bigger hole in flood defences in the face of an oncoming storm with the excuse that “the hole was already here, the other guy didn’t fill it in when he was in charge, so it’s his fault it’s getting bigger” is the sign of rank stupidity. Every time a government (and I really don’t care which flavour it is) blames the previous incumbents for something that they are making worse you have to ask the question “So, they did nothing to fix it and your solution is to either not fix it or make it worse? But it is definitely their fault that you’re not fixing it?” You know, after the first 12 months of a new regime, that excuse goes nowhere except with those too one-eyed to see beyond the end of their own nose.

Next elections, make a pledge to yourself to refuse to vote for ANY party that campaigns on “what the other party did/didn’t do” rather than on “what I will do”. Say to the campaigner “I’ll listen to you as long as you can tell me what you/your candidate will do about [issue] without mentioning any of the other candidates or the current incumbent party.” You’ll probably find that you have to interrupt them every other sentence to remind them of the rule.

My current MP is the LibDem Tessa Munt who has never once replied to my (always polite and well written) letters or emails, never even an acknowledgement of receipt. I find it interesting that my husband has received replies to his queries. Typical non-replies that don’t answer the question, but still an acknowledgement of his existence.

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