In the past the main parties have said 'we will do this – we will do that' in their manifestos in order to get the electorate to vote for them. It’s all well and good making these 'promises', but all too often they are not implemented or a ditched because of various reasons. Usually cost. A good example was Labour's promise to give the electorate a referendum on the EU. They didn't and it was slipped through the back door.

Why is this idea important?

  • To force the government to really think hard to what they can achieve before making empty promises.
  • To make the government more accountable and importantly legally accountable.
  • To make the government more cost efficient instead of blowing tax payers money on 'pet projects'

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