Politics was once about beliefs and society. Now it’s a worship of money ~ Armando Iannucci, THE GUARDIAN, Sunday 8 March 2015.
Remember when elections were about society, health, literacy, welfare? All bow now to the god of business.
As elections draw near, the discussion shrinks to one simple question: are you better off now than you were five years ago? Maybe we don’t need a TV debate after all. Other issues come out for an airing but in the end, no matter how passionate you are about the NHS, devolution, immigration or the environment, if you can’t talk competently about money, you’re nothing.
If instead, as Green party leader Natalie Bennett showed us recently, you go on the radio to outline your spending plans but have a brain fade or a touch of tongue-stroke or whatever it is she called that jumble of mouthfarts that came out as policy…
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