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Promises, promises – as our debt goes higher and higher

It has been a great week for empty promises from those political pygmies who would rule over us after the May general election.

Here are just a few of the main ones:

MONDAY

SNP Retirement pension age freeze

TUESDAY

Ukip Minimum 2% GDP for defence

Greens 5% VAT on housing repairs

WEDNESDAY

Labour “Non-dom” status to be abolished (or perhaps just changed slightly)

Tories Exam resits for pupils at 11 if they don’t reach the necessary level in English and Maths

Tories Three days paid leave each year for volunteering

Lib Dems £100m prize fund for low-emission cars

THURSDAY

Tories Full renewal of Trident

Labour Partial renewal of Trident

Labour One-to-one careers advice for teenagers

Ukip End to “tampon tax”

Lib Dems £250m for “digital” NHS

FRIDAY

Labour £800m for local policing

Tories Five-year freeze for rail fares

Lib Dems Help-to-rent scheme for young people

SATURDAY

Labour Personal midwife for every mother

Tories Same-day GP appointments for the over-75s

Tories An extra £8bn for the NHS by 2020

Most of these promises are going to cost us an awful lot of money. Meanwhile our national debt shoots ever upwards increasing at around £5,170 per second http://www.nationaldebtclock.co.uk/

How will our politicians pay for their snowstorm of promises?

 

3 comments to Promises, promises – as our debt goes higher and higher

  • MGJ

    There was a time when this may have seemed like bribing a gullible electorate with their own money. But few people now generate any wealth; most are exclusively consumers. With government creating ever more phoney money out of thin air, it is only a matter of time before the Ponzi comes crashing down. So perhaps in some regards none off this really matters.

  • Peter

    VIDEO
    The Fall of the United Kingdom – Coming Catastrophes in the UK Economy

  • MGJ

    Thanks Peter. Interesting link. So much so that I watched the whole thing.

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