Sunday, March 20, 2011

This should be interesting

With local elections on the horizon, we can expect to receive details of the policies from the parties involved real soon.

Now, as everyone in the town understands, Bigastro is undergoing a financial crisis and so we should not be expecting any wild promises about increases to services. What I  expect most voters in the town will be looking for is that the parties make sound and concrete suggestions as to how Bigastro can move back towards solvency. That is going to be tough for them because inevitably it will mean talking of cuts and nobody really wants to hear about those. However that is the reality of the situation and none of the parties in the election can escape from the truth.

Making bad news sound palatable is not easy. It will be interesting to see which, if any,  of the parties can pull this off. I imagine their manifestos will talk about what the Americans call, “a damage limitation exercise”. I will keep you posted.

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