I think it's right to focus on politicans' honesty. Which is why it should be an offence for a party that has members that are placed in positions of power in Government to u-turn on pledges they made when seeking office in an election. For example, Liberal Democrats campaigned against a rise in VAT – and then decided the complete opposite as soon as they were in power, when it is too late for any ordinary people to do anything about this change of policy. 

Why is this idea important?

Contirbutes to the idea of increasing the integrity of politics and politicians, and exposes abject hypocrisy and power-seeking opportunism

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