Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Charges of chameleonism hit Cameron

Labour's party political broadcast will be screened tonight. You can see it here if you wish. There is also a new site called Dave the Chameleon. This will apparently be chronicling Cameron's changes in policy direction. Quite similarly to myself but I might just be prepared to acknowledge and maybe even support any smart moves he makes.

I'm not sure I agree with this line of attack. It is quite insulting to voters. Council elections rarely motivate the masses and those who care enough to be involved will already know Cameron has been less than forthcoming about his plans for the future.

Cameron himself has intensified his hunt for the green vote. A makeover of conservatives.com now highlights enivronmental acheivements of tory councils. It also sees the emergence of the phrase 'vote blue, go green'. A sentiment long understood by labour voters one would imagine.

Cameron's launch speech includes an optimistic relial on statistics. His claim the Conservative councils charge less council tax is based only on Band D properties. Whilst Conservative areas may be nicer places to live with cleaner streets, more composting and less alcohol related crime one does not have to stretch the correlation between income and voter preference to see why.

Despite this the speech makes some important points about how councils can tackle green issues and the initiative shown by some Conservative councils should be applauded. If you see any reason why not then feel free to let me know!


Blogger VickyK86 said...

The way the polls are going, it looks very possible that no one party will have an overall majority at the 2010 General Election. Even if they do, it could be small and make for an unstable government if they tried to go it alone.

I found an interesting websit about the Hung Parliament, its www.charter2010.co.uk

In the past, a party often had to command nearly half of the vote to obtain even a small majority in the House of Commons. But as the minority and national parties have grown, it has become increasingly possible for the Conservatives or Labour still to become the largest party in Parliament – even though around two-thirds of the voters want someone else in charge.

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