Positive Politics

Do you ever think that politics has become too negative? Most people want politicians to make a difference and change things for the better. Yet all too often we hear sniping and sneering at the ideas of others. I think it is a refreshing feature of David Cameron’s leadership that he is upbeat and positive. Whether in pushing the environment up the national agenda or explaining that public spending must be controlled or saying that he will protect the NHS, he is clearly setting out his policies for Britain. This contrasts with the recent attempt by the Prime Minister to attack him because of his background. I think politics should be about what’s best for Britain’s future, not puerile personal attacks of this sort. I wonder if Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt share my concerns and that this prompted them to act as they did yesterday. As a result of poor economic decisions, the UK is in a mess and we are all in it together. We need to work hand in hand to tackle the crisis. So, let’s have a New Year’s Resolution, Prime Minister to get your priorities right, stop dithering and take the measures needed to start to move Britain forward. Britain can’t go on like this. It’s time for change.

2 Responses to Positive Politics

  1. Catherine says:

    Interesting you talk about positive politics, and then make negative comments about the Prime Minister. No one expects opposing parties to be nicey-nicey to each other, but it would be refreshing to see politicians talking up the positives of their own party and own policies rather than the constant sniping at those politicans they disagree with.

    Much of the electorate is already apathetic – the deepening divisions and pantomime politics between the 3 major parties will only exacerbate this.

  2. Oliver Heald MP says:

    While we agree on this point Catherine, surely it is right to point out when a leading politician is being negative. I think many good Labour supporters like Geoff Hoon and Pat Hewitt would like to see a positive lead rather than negative class based attacks which are basically childish.

    The good thing about David Cameron is that he does explain his positive ideas on how to improve Britain and it is time for change

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