As conference season heralds the start of electioneering the main political parties have agreed to include a set of terms and conditions within their 2010 Election Manifestos in order to improve customer satisfaction.
These T&Cs aim to make clear the caveats behind electing one’s chosen party, and also clarify the rights of voters on issues such as quality of governance, breach of contract and warranty.
A few details have begun to surface and examples of conditions are now available. Labour for example have added the following warranty statement:
‘If there is a defect in the Government during the first 4 years of power, we shall at our own risk and without consulting the voters, change policies, laws and in general anything we like.’
Meanwhile the Conservatives will be adding this disclaimer to their manifesto:
‘Any similarity between the policies above and that of the preceding government are entirely coincidental.’