Over the past few days it has become apparent that all three of our major political parties are prepared to do almost anything to solicit donations. I find their unprincipled search for funds utterly squalid; the only thing worse would be state funding. Political parties have evolved from groups that produced ideas and occasionally raised money to organisations that raise money and sometimes produce ideas. Continue reading POLITICIANS ARE WORSE THAN BANKERS
So the BBC and other broadcasters are upset that David Cameron is not dancing to their tune and not cooperating with their efforts to turn the election into a telethon (mostly at the tax payers’ expense). I wish that they would drop the mock outrage and take a look at the reality. Continue reading I agree with Dave – TV debates are a waste of time
So the current state of play is that Cameron won’t take part in the TV Leaders’ debates unless the Greens can, and OFCOM says that the Green’s can’t.
I am becoming increasingly concerned that the election is being run for the media, by the media. This is manifest in the decision being made by OFCOM rather than The Electoral Commission. Quite how we ended up with leaders’ debates escapes me; the chief reason I think was that they have them in the US so we should follow. That makes no sense to me (or I suspect anyone outside luvvie land). Nor is it consistent – they have the death penalty in much of the US.