Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Broken Labour Party Manifesto Promises

T'would seem that the broken promise of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is not the only one that this obnoxious collection of politicians, who wish to be known as a government, is guilty of. 

In their 2005 manifesto:

"Labour will continue to support reforms that improve parliamentary accountability and scrutiny" (page 110)

And they were going to subject their MPs to a three line whip in order to stop constituents knowing details of their expenses?

"Stronger Local Government with local communities able to make the key decisions about their own neighbourhoods" and "People want a sense of control over their own neighbourhood. Not a new tier of neighbourhood government. (page 103)

And they intend transferring control of planning from local authorities to Regional Development Authorities? Also creating 'super councils' or 'MAAs', courtesy of Hazel Blears?

"Our economic record has finally laid to rest the view that Labour could not be trusted with the economy" (page 15)

"The choice is to go forward to economic stability, rising prosperity.....with new Labour. Or to go back to the old days of Tory.....insecurity and instability". (page 28)

Well I suppose that is true - it has finally been laid to rest that Labour cannot be trusted with the economy. So, where's the security and stability then - eh, Gordon?

Update: Courtesy of Dick Puddlecote, here is another:

"The legislation will ensure that all restaurants will
be smoke-free; all pubs and bars preparing and serving food will be
smoke-free; and
other pubs and bars will be free to choose whether to
allow smoking or to be smoke-free.
In membership clubs the members
will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free." 
 (page 67)

Note my emphasis in bold!




3 comments:

Dick Puddlecote said...

I've got a big whopper for you from that document. ;-)

(Page 67) The legislation will ensure that all restaurants will
be smoke-free; all pubs and bars preparing and serving food will be
smoke-free; and other pubs and bars will be free to choose whether to
allow smoking or to be smoke-free. In membership clubs the members
will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free.

Witterings From Witney said...

Thank you DP (note - initials rather than the diminutive 'familiarity!)

Christopher said...

What about 2001, "We have no plans to introduce University top-up fees, and have legislated to prevent their introduction." They seem to have mastered economical truthfulness!