Well that’s it. This rotten parliament has finally been washed up and is now closed for business.
As the candidates disburse to their constituencies to begin searching out voters to con into backing them, lets take a look at the 3 main party manifestos to see where they stand.
Search as I may I cannot find consolidated versions, there are policies here, policies there, but very little in a coherent form that we can compare.
So what I am going to do is point you at a single document that will give you the main policy items that all 3 parties are going to present to you, although each party will all wrap it up and present it slightly differently, but the policies themselves are the same.
The document is called The European Commission Work Programme 2010.
Issued by the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, in this document you will find the basis for virtually every major policy item being put forward by the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative leaderships, from saving the economy right down to dustbin taxes. Detailed descriptions begin in the Annex on page 15.
If ever you needed proof of who runs the UK in the post-Lisbon era, it is clearly the Federal Government in Brussels, and not those Lib/Lab/Con politicians who are going to try to sell it to you as all their own work.
By voting for the Lib/Lab/Con candidate in this election, all you are voting for is who is going to implement these EU policies in the prettiest packages.
The only policy that is going to have any value at all at this coming election is who will give us a referendum vote on the EU, which strangely is not on offer by any of the 3 main parties.
So why not confront your candidate with this document when you go to their next campaign meeting or they knock at your door looking for your vote, and get them to sign up to the Albion Alliance pledge.