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Topic for December 2019 - Political Manifestos

    • 33 posts
    December 12, 2019 11:18 AM GMT

    Topic: Political Manifestos

    Their purpose, structure, contents, comprehensibility, accountability etc. Do they need to be strengthened e.g. more of a contract? Should there be requirements for a common format across parties, common contents, summary versions etc. so it is easy for the public to factually compare?

    Suggested Agenda

    Any thoughts on the party manifestos?

    Who are they aimed at? Who reads them?

    How readable are they?

    Do the media accurately and comprehensively report them?

    Do Governments stick to them? The Brexit ‘Manifesto’ was called a Contract with The People, as NF thinks Manifesto has become a disparaged political term. Is he right?

    Are Governments accountable enough for them? Do the media hold them to account over implementation?

    Should they be more or less important?

    How could they be improved?

    • 99 posts
    December 12, 2019 11:26 AM GMT

    The output from Pie ad Pint Meeting 34 on manifestos is now available at:

    http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/70/party-manifestos