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The TFT Guide To... The real election issues

Recently a report by parliament's Public Accounts Committee gave the London Underground public-private partnership another slagging, pointing out that borrowing from the private sector was costing the taxpayer far more than if the government had just borrowed the money itself. The report also pointed out that the PPP cost a staggering 1 billion to set up - a beanfest for accountants, lawyers and consultants. Yet the issue of wasteful PPP projects was barely mentioned in the run up to the election. So what other genuine issues would we have to liked to have seen addressed?

11 May 2005

1) Precisely what the point of Oliver 'Hobbit-Minus-the-Pluck' Letwin is.


2) Which party promises to adequately fund the BBC to give us a mega-amazing episode of Dr Who with hundreds of Daleks all having a massive battle using their cool new rotating guns?


3) Which of the candidates, if any, have any sort of connection with reality whatsoever? This issue could be resolved by simply asking them if their party is going to win in the London borough of Walford. (They'll all confidently say 'Yes'.)


4) A sober and mature debate, outlining the main parties' views on one of the most pressing issues of 2005: is Snoop Dogg slowly turning into one of those local weirdoes who used to hang around your primary school, not doing anything technically illegal, but watching and muttering in a creepy way?

5) Whether it was just our minds playing tricks when we heard the whirr of servo-motors when Ruth Kelly appeared on Question Time?



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