IT’S fashionable to moan that “this is a boring election” since you don’t have to be a fortune teller to know that the Conservatives are going to win. You’ll hear none of that from me.
Billions of people on the planet don’t get the chance to choose their government.
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a country where that right is taken for granted.
Another phrase we typically hear in relation to politicians is: “They’re all the same.” I’m not going to say that either.
It is difficult to imagine a greater contrast in visions for the future of our country than the manifestos of the three main parties.
Labour’s plan is said by some to take us back to the 1970s. In the sense that it would lead to the chaos and collapse that was so endemic in that awful era, that’s true. But the real parallel is with two decades earlier.
Were Labour to win power, with its plans to expand the state through nationalisations and huge public spending increases, the tax burden would be at its highest level since the 1950s.