The Conservatives seems to have made one new promise every other day since the heat of the election. Like the smoke from an automobile exhaust pipe, the promises vanish as they come out and get replaced; or people actually forget them. It has ranged from the serious things as tax cuts to the utterly ridiculous: "build your own school". How pathetic?
However, the promise of a society where everyone is his own government should be worrying because it promises nothing but chaos. And literally, it translates to saying, 'we will man the control of power while we let you worry with your own problems'; nothing short of enfranchisement.
It beggars belief that people jump at the thought of setting up their own school. Well, the rich may, but ordinary people totally forgot that it means segregation in the society; it means the re-enforcement of class; separation of the able from disabled, gay from straight, pagan from religious, etc. This is the exact crux of Jonathan Bartley argument with David Cameron few days ago on the campaign trail. Mushroom schools will sprout from everywhere in every make. And soon, people will begin to see the folly of their merriment.
This confirms David Cameron's promise of withdrawing from the European Union Human Rights laws and replacing it with UK Bill of Rights. What will be the difference? No one has been told. However, it seems that many equality rights will be made redundant including rights of gay people in light of Chris Grayling's revelation that owners of B & B can discriminate against gay people.
Other confusing and impracticable promises include
- Cutting BBC's funds and breaking up her Trust – this would yield business for Murdoch of course.
- Allow local people to sack their MP – no one has heard the details of this and the process it would follow. It may lead to confusion and obviously eliminate Cameron's own enemies.
- Allow local people to oppose council decisions on planning and investment – we know the waste of resources consultations cause; this will stifle governance at local level giving the central government a sort of presidential powers.
- Cutting off regulatory bodies – surely, this will leave customers with no support, access or power to challenge bad businesses and transactions.
- Letting big businesses invest in schools – imagine what a Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, etc partly owned school would be; profit would decide that.
But like a sleek salesman, Mr Cameron seems to have some half-baked 'Oh yes!' answer to most questions. In Norwich, he promised to upturn the case of the super-council even without checking the facts as countered by Steve Morphew, leader of Norwich City Council.
Ambitions are good but better if presented to adults with respects of their ability to think.