What is Back to Basics?
I saw and I heard people talking about Back to Basics but very soon I discovered that those talking about Back to Basics cannot agree with each other about what Back to Basics really means. ‘Back to Basics’ sounds very nice as a slogan but slogans mean very little without the substance to support them.We don’t need empty slogans that can be manipulated and used in many different ways. We need specific proposals and I suspect that many political leaders run away from specific proposals because they are afraid of alienating many followers. Political leaders choose to keep political platforms as vague as possible to gather as much support as possible.
We need a well defined political programme and a well defined political programme will divide Nationalism because for what I hear I can see that Nationalists themselves live in total confusion supporting conflicting policies.
Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Greens and many others, including ourselves, have taken advantage of vague definitions and contradictions to harvest votes and soonafter voters have become disillusioned because they realize that they don't know what they are voting for.
We need clarity and clarity might mean losing thousands of votes but clarity is essential to have honest politics.