The Government is proposing as one of its key pieces of legislation in the Queen’s Speech to bring forward a Bill to impose a new legal duty on the government to eradicate child poverty by 2020.
Noble in aspiration maybe – but it makes a mockery of serious government. Laws are not about warm words – or shouldn’t be. This Labour government has so devalued both legislation and this legislature. The Queen’s Speech was full of it.
I felt so frustrated listening to Gordon Brown producing the same old tired lines. There is no life left in this Government – too much of their energy has gone on politicking and too little on the good stuff. If they had concentrated over their twelve years on making things work – rather than bravura statements that achieved nothing – perhaps it might have ended differently.
Today just sounded like an obituary.