I discussed my shortlist of ideal policies for the next election with a Labour party candidate yesterday. Apart from legal aid for all that need it (see above) my main tick-box requirement would be for FREE EDUCATION to degree level for everyone.
I was lucky in going to art college in the days before tuition fees. I also got a full grant, so when I left with my degree all I had to pay off was the overdraft. I certainly would not be where I am today without this help in getting a foot on the ladder.
My Labour party candidate said where would I get the money from to pay for this?
Having set off on the train back to Warrington, I think I can make a suggestion… SALT! I have seen dozens of posters, billboards and buses with the new ad asking us all to think about our salt consumption. Can anyone really stand up and tell me this sort of advert is a good use of our money? Apparently the government is the largest buyer of advertising in this country.
What happened to ring-fencing the ideals we all strive for? it seems bankers bonuses (still) get a higher priority, along with funding for patronising us all by telling us not consume too much salt.