The UK’s upcoming General Election is shaping up to be a very interesting one. At the end of the first modern coalition government, with most parties competing (it would seem) to push themselves to the right, especially in the areas of austerity and immigration, the result is far from a foregone conclusion. The most likely scenario is another coalition, although which parties it will contain is a matter of debate.
But why do I feel like I have absolutely no idea what each political party stands for?
As far as I can work out, the parties seem to be mostly playing a fear game. “Vote for party X that you might actually believe in and you’ll end up with evil party Z in power” and so on.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if politicians concentrated on presenting positive messages about their vision for the future of Britain if they got into power (or into another coalition)?