After what feels like a fairly hectic January, I thought I’d catch up with my blogging on two of Westminster’s current hot topics - topics which in the real world, nobody really cares about.
Much has been made of Gordon Brown’s desire to bring in the ‘Alternative Vote’ system of proportional* representation (*may actually be less proportionate than the current system) and how it is important after the expenses scandal.
Equally, Al Campbell has been getting very excited about the questions being asked about Lord Ashcroft’s tax status. He tweeted this morning it was a ‘scandal brewing nicely’
Yet I’ll be honest - after nearly four years canvassing people in Wakefield and assorted places around Yorkshire, neither of these issues has ever been mentioned more than once or twice. But you’d be forgiven for listening to the politicians on the news, particularly Labour ones, they were the most important things ever.
The problem is simple - too many in Westminster, and seemingly those in Labour’s high command, seem to think the public are stupid.