We have an election going on. What to I wish for?
Small government. The present lot are altogether too intrusive. Their first responsibilty is to protect citizens from outside attack. Not doing too well on that. The second is to create sound money. Not a high score there, either. The third is the rule of law. I rest my case.
Local involvement. I am sick of being told what to do by Brussels or Edinburgh or even London. I came to Bournemouth for its pleasant parks, mild climate, selective education and superlative hospitals. Leave us alone!
Personal responsibility. Cradle-to-grave nurturing by a nanny-state breeds weakness, dependency and inertia. We need to take responsibility for the behavior and education of our children, for the tidiness of our town, for the quality of our hospitals and the state of our roads. Are we to suppose that Brussels cares about potholes in Holdenhurst Road or whether the 9.53 gets into London on time, or whether ASDA sells minced beef in half pound packs? They apparently care about how straight bananas are or whether we use ounces or grammes.
Is there any party I should support?