Election TV Debate Gets the Go-Ahead
Good news today. There will be three debates broadcast during the election campaign. featuring the three main party leaders. One on ITV, another on Sky and the last on the BBC.
It will be interesting to see Gordon Brown continue to simplify political leadership into redundancy. His quote lifted off the BBC in relation to the story:
"Choices like whether we lock in the recovery or whether we choke it off; whether we protect the NHS, schools and police or whether we put them at risk to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy few."If the choices really were as simple as this vs that then we wouldn't need ministers to make that decision since the choice would be so obvious. That mentality explains why he thinks its a good idea to print more money and have no inadvertent consequences. Ignoring a primary rule of economics which is that more money chasing the same amount of goods increases prices.
We can rephrase his first set of choices ("lock in the recovery or whether we choke it off") as:
The choice is to have more money in the system or stick with the same and hope things work out.
Soundbites may never die out again but that just means we need to ridicule them harder.