XXII. on misdirection in the lead up to the general election

I understand the stereotype is there for a reason, but it always surprises me how much politicians halflie and misdirect in their narratives in order to secure votes. If you dislike Labour you will have heard that they have turned their backs on the unions, are nonchalant about issues of debt, & wish to raise taxes instead of cutting even the least effective parts of government. If you dislike the S.N.P. you will have heard how they are nationalistic to the point of ignorance, have barely fleshed out ideals of progressivism, & imagine a future apart from the U.K. but closer to the E.U. If you dislike the Liberal Democrats you will have heard that they are a broken party run by a coward. If you dislike the Greens you will have heard how they cannot run one constituency properly, their fearmongering is patronising, and how their spending plans are almost satirical. If you dislike the Conservatives you will have heard how they wish to defund and privatise the N.H.S., cut frontline services almost for the sake of it, & cater specifically to billionaires. If you dislike U.K.I.P. you will have heard how they are all racists, how their supporters are all B.N.P. offshoots, & how they only have one policy. If you dislike Plaid Cymru you probably just don’t know anything about them. / Now, very little of this is based in any fact at all, & much of it is complete misinformation, & much of this is from the leaders of the opposing parties.

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