The problem .The lack of trust ,transparency in government,the inability of
most politicians to answer a straightforward questions ,the over exaggeration
and economy of truth when explaining new situations,laws etc.
Most people , certainly the majority I talk to, are fed up with the current
ineptness of government and politicians in general .There needs to be an
independent body , perhaps similar to the OBR ,that can regularly comment
on what government is saying , how realistic they are and wether the facts
add up .Over the last 5 years or so we have seen Brexit , Covid ,HS 2 , third
runway at Heathrow , cross rail , to name but a few,none of which have been
explained to the public in a truthful straightforward way ,many pronouncements
leading to confusion and mistrust.How can you expect people to obey the rules
when the truth is obfuscated ,the facts laundered to suit the politics .
There are many committees that are supposed to hold government to
account , however they mainly serve the political self interest , We need
an independent body that holds all parties/politicians to account on important
matters , of which there are many ,and will continue to be so ,not least
Brexit for instance,which still has a long way to go .
If people know and understand where they stand ,surely they will respond in
a more responsible manner.