I can only imagine that Gordon Brown himself came up with the strap line for the Labour election campaign: “A future fair for all”. What a load of mangled nonsense? What is wrong with: “A fair future for all”. Don’t we traditionally put adjectives in front of nouns in English? Gordon Brown has the strangest linguisitic habits and I can only imagine that he came up with this slogan and resisted all attempts to iron it out.
If you enjoy being patronised then click on Labour’s little video below. I know they are promising to lower the voting age to 16 but do we need to be infantilised like this?
I will flip through the Labour mainfesto later but the Conservatives has already identified 102 broken promises from the 2005 manifesto here. In 2005 they promised:
We will not raise the basic or top rates of income tax in the next Parliament (p.16)
Since then Gordon Brown abolished the 10% rate, Alistair Darling has added new 45% and 50% tax rates and forzen allowances. They are making the same claim again today. Once bitten, twice shy I think.