The iTeam at iNews.co.uk have presented a neat summary of Boris Johnson’s general election promises for 2019.
To cut through the haze of what politicians say they are going to do to help readers and ultimately voters comprehend what is going on.
Here’s a summary of the summary. The news article as a paragraph of explanation under each of these headings.
Extra NHS funding
40 more hospitals
50,000 more nurses
6,000 more GPs
£1bn extra yearly for social care
Process and transition
Trade with the world
Farming and fishing
Trade with the EU
Greenhouse gas emissions
Borrowing and debt
Democracy and the regions
More free schools
National skills fund
In some countries around the world, it is usual practice for politicians running for election to declare their manifesto of their intentions if they are voted into office.
We don’t do this in Australia (at least, it’s not called a manifesto) and the UK they do.
I really like the idea of this. It’s upfront, public and ideally as potential voters we have a public record what is being promised. It’s all about being open and transparent.
The big challenge with this is that running a country is a complex thing and there are lots of issues to be covered. And not all of as the general public are able to decipher what is being pledged and whether this is a real or even realistic opportunity.
This manifesto is the summary of what was said by the Conservative Party for the 2019 UK general election. I think it’s a great article by iNews.
I like the neat summary and I even more I like the personal comment rating the chance that this pledge is likely to be kept.
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