On the subject of the cartel parties and their shakedown of the taxpayer, James G has had an interesting exchange with his local MP on that very subject, plus an interesting analogy:
Once again, politics can learn a bit from business. A grand marketing plan may be able to convince people to change the brand of fertilizer they buy, temporarily, but at the end of the day, the consumer is still buying sh**. Essentially what's happening (if I may extend the analogy further) is that the parties are now fighting over market share among the dwindling 60 per cent of people who do garden. How about the growing number of people who don't?Actually, I think we're well into the 'Agent Orange' stage of politics now.