Politicians' promises risk our democracy
Published 05/09/2011 | 05:00
The politician's promise is a fairly discredited commodity by now. We are more savvy, less easily taken in. The politician's promise was long on politics and short on implementation.
The new Government committed to a new politics. A significant majority took them at their word.
However, the politician's promise still seems to be alive and well. Equality provides the latest example.