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Re: Another Election
May 03, 2017, 19:58
The press is getting exactly the reaction it sought, which is to get readers frothing at the inability of Labour. Notice how little attention is paid to the policy itself, and in any case Ms Abbott is not the shadow chancellor. If they got into office it would be the Treasury civil servants who would tasked with costing it and finding the money, not the Home Secretary.

What did we actually learn, if you strip out the focus on the delivery of the message? That Labour want to replenish the ranks of a ludicrously stretched and cut service. The 10,000 extra officers envisaged is less than half of the numbers that have been cut by this government, which makes the policy seem perfectly reasonable. And although Amber Rudd was invited to comment on Abbott's performance, she wasn't similarly pressed to provide any information on the Tories' policy on the same subject, or on the cuts they have inflicted on the police in the first place, which Labour would only halfway restore if they implemented the policy.

The media manipulation is there for all to see, if they'd pause and consider the substance rather than the sideshow.
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