posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 03:16 PM
With the Queen Speech, we have started the run up to Prime Minister Brown asking the Queen to dissolve parliament and a general election being called
in the UK.
While I am sure there are some who will say out of ideology that Labour will be elected for another term, is this realistic?
Economy Downturn – Not sure this can be blamed just on the Government. The whole world economy has taken a down turn, even China and India has seen
dips in their growth, but if business started to see the down turn in 2008 and started to reduce cost bases, why were the Government so surprised?
Banking Crisis – Again, this was not just a UK thing but the UK banking industry is seen as one of the power houses of the global financial
industry. But with consistence leadership with Chancellor Brown and then Prime Minister Brown, I am surprised that this was not foreseen as this is
what I would expect the chancellor to be looking out for.
Invasion of Iraq – I think this will be one of the judgements that the British people will cast on this Government at the general election and Prime
Minister Brown can not say that he was not part of the decision process. He had to find the money to fund this war.
Afghanistan – I think people do understand why we are in Afghanistan but it is the direction given by our leaders to the military that vexes many.
Will the British people judge this Government on military deaths? And the perception that our military are not been given all the equipment they
Of course, all the parties will give commitments to the British people on what they will do if they are elected but how many people will base their
voting decision just on what parties say they will do in the future. An election is also an opportunity to pass judgement on what the Government has
[edit on 25-11-2009 by Freedom ERP]