The Truth about Goats
In a refreshing admission of duplicity, the Prime Minister has said that a law should be passed to ensure the Conservative party sticks to its promises after the General Election. By introducing legislation to stop rises in income tax, Mr Cameron has at last conceded what the majority of the public already knew – no politician can be trusted.
By contrast, the Leaders of the other main parties have made no commitment to honouring commitments. A spokesman for Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, stated: ‘By manifesto promise we mean manifesto guideline. By pledge, we mean guestimate. And by not raising tuition fees, we mean ‘screw the students, they can’t even be bothered to vote’.’
The legal implications for holding politicians to their promises, could have far reaching effects and have detrimental impact on Britain’s over-crowded prisons. In the case of Ed Miliband, he will have to take us all to Disney World to fulfil his utopian vision, while David Cameron will just be stuck with a West Ham season ticket.
Ironically the electorate’s fear that the main parties might renege on their promises, is matched by their fear that UKIP might keep theirs. Meanwhile an economic adviser to Mr. Cameron commented: ‘This last-minute gimmick should not be seen as a last-minute gimmick, but admittedly, we are hoping that it will have the impact of a last-minute gimmick’.