Watching the news today and the spin from both Labour and Tories you can tell both parties in the UK are scenting blood and what to generate some headlines for their upcoming conferences.
All you see on the TV news and in the papers is pure spin. The truth is the numbers released by the treasury are accurate. In 3 years time to try and balance the budget there needs to be a 30% increase in income tax under current plans.
Whether this comes to pass or not is not the point, the point is the budget reduction is going to require some very, very painful sacrifices; it seems the politicians are warming to this theme.
However, an election will not be won on negativity and promises of scrapping jobs and services. A vision of a better country, with lower cost services and happier people needs to be sold. None of the UK political Parties have grasped this yet; the one to do so may win the election.