James Arvanitakis is already disillusioned with the campaign

It’s early days but we’re already being treated to campaigning that is short on policy substance and long on spin argues CPD Fellow James Arvanitakis in The Punch.

“As someone who consumes political commentary, I have grown increasingly disillusioned by both a government and opposition who swing from the banal to the ridiculous. For many of us, this election is less about voting for who inspires us, and more about who is least likely to offer an absurd policy vision.

My sense of dread has not eased as we enter the second week of the election cycle marked by a leaders debate that was focussed on the bland. The question is whether this is likely to continue?  Here are five policy areas that may well provide a guide: will we see real policy discussion or be served up glib one-liners?”

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