If you were to ask a voter to name the most important policy priority for the next Prime Minister, what would they say?
Well, you might think the Government’s commitment to the eradication of the human plague and the development of renewable energy would be on the list.
But according to a recent survey from the Centre for Policy Studies, only two of the 13 policy priorities put forward by the Government are actually likely to be enacted.
“I think we’re all pretty well caught up in our own lives,” says Professor Peter Harrop, the Centre’s director.
“If you think about the priorities that we’re supposed to be prioritising, then the number one is actually the eradicating of the plague, and the number two is the development and re-use of renewable sources of energy.
So the number three is actually carbon pricing, and number four is climate change.”
A lot of policy choices, he adds, are not likely to get the attention they deserve, as a result of the fact that they’re not likely going to have an impact on a lot of people.
What do you think?
Is this the kind of policy you would be willing to support if it were possible?
Let us know in the comments.
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