Before and after the General Election in May 2010, both David Cameron and Nick Clegg, promised an era of "new politics". However since the formation of the coalition government it is quite staggering how many pre-election promises amd manifesto pledges have been broken. There are also many new policies that neither the Conservatives nor the Lib Dems mentioned before the election.
The British public were told that both parties entered into the coalition in "the best interests of the nation" but where exactly is the electoral mandate for the sweeping and controversial changes being made to the social infrastructure and economy of our country.
It is reasonable to expect that it is in the country's citizens best interests to give them what they voted for. And if this is the case, then 52% voted for centre left policies and also to reduce the deficit at a much slower rate and over a longer period.
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