People in the UK either know very little about these forthcoming elections or could not give a damn. Let's face it apathy hits even General Elections in the UK so expecting people to enthuse over who is their Police Commissioner is madness.
Of course you might foolishly think that we elect a government to manage police budgets and more. It seems that they want to devolve their powers under the false promise of people power. In truth the amount of holidays our government takes, plus time spent on conferences and trips abroad, means they have little time to do the job we elected them to do.
Today we have heard more from the Tory part of the Condem government regarding plans to hit the poorest in British society. It seems that they think we Plebs are downright stupid. How else can you explain a government that wants to put us all against each other so that it can protect its wealthy backers.
While the working poor in the UK concentrate on the welfare benefit poor, the Elite are laughing all the way to the Bank, or should that be nearest off shore facility.
Having promised to slash the welfare benefits of many they want to protect child benefit for people who have no need to claim it. That is high earners. They have committed to spending money on an X Factor style ad which is designed to entice us to vote for our police commissioners on November 15, 2012.
The first airing of the ad was during prime time viewing yesterday, Sunday October 7, 2012. .Each time the 30 second ad is aired it will cost taxpayers £150,000. Got that £150,000
So we have no money to help the unemployed and less advantaged in our society but money to burn when it suits the Coalition.Up to now the Electoral Commision has distributed the basic information but with a month to go till vote day many Brits are still in the dark.
At the Tory conference tomorrow Theresa May is expected to focus a great deal of her speech on these elections. Political pundits have reported that her words will probably include, “When you’re telling people to decide who to vote for on 15 November, tell them to ask this: which candidate has the most credible plan to cut crime in their community? “The thing that sets the Conservative candidates apart in this election is their laser-like focus on cutting crime. While Labour candidates use these elections to play politics, and the Lib Dems try to make up their minds whether they should even take part, our candidates are talking about how to help their communities by getting tough on crime.”
If you believe that there is no hope for you dear reader.
Candidates who are Independent are struggling to get the necessary money in place. This means that more than likely the 41 Forces involved in this fiasco will end up with a Tory, Labour or Lib Dem commissioner. Between now and November 15 expect to be inundated with leaflets, mailshots, online ads and the like.
So next time you hear Osborne or Cameron spouting about austerity and lack of funds consider this new police vote. Is it necessary? How much will it all cost? Is £150,000 to air an ad value for money? This Pleb knows what she thinks.
The Telegraph has more voting information here