Thursday, January 04, 2007

Manifesto muddle

In the same statement on their website about Fallon's return, Darlington Tories have announced that their manifesto will be published on January 19th.

I for one can't wait. Town Hall Conservatives' attempts at policy formulation have bordered on the risible to date. Take car parking - last September they were supporting "free car parking sales days," without specifying how often they would occur, in which car parks or how much that would cost. Then within days they did an about turn led by Cllr. Charles Johnson and were backing free disc parking across town, again with no supporting detail, or any appreciation of how the policy could wreck years of work to tackle congestion.

The Tories will have to raise their game significantly if they are to have any credibility in May. I'll have my slide rule ready...

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