We may well call it, “The Unholy Mean”. After my recent post, Promises, promises…, about how politicians routinely break their election promises, it struck me that a very useful ratio that the media might want to track and report is the promises-made/promises-kept ratio. Wouldn’t that be useful come election time? How great would it be to know that the Conservatives, last time around, made 43 promises worth x-dollars, and kept only 7 worth y-dollars?

Of course, the opposition parties wouldn’t like this approach because their turn in power, they would be subject to the same scrutiny.

How come no one ever thought of this before? I sure would find it useful, and I think it would dramatically increase party accountability.

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