So, the party manifestos are out, all the promises and pleas laid-bare for your perusal and judgement. On hearing this news the general reaction has been an incredulous look followed by “What! Really?” The public’s surprise doesn’t appear all that surprising; to say the three parties have been taking their sweet time would be an understatement akin to saying Russia gets a little nippy in the winter.
The public are given a week to make their decision, a week to untangle the warped mess of political manoeuvre and party minutiae, the promises, half-truths and outright exaggerations. Some of us remember when a party manifesto was a few pages long, now you’re going to need three weeks of free time and a notebook to get through it.