Next time it’ll harder not to be specific
An interesting point was raised by an SNP MP at PMQs:
“.. the reason David Cameron chose not to include this policy in his manifesto – and the reason he promised before the election not to do it – is because he knows if he had done, he would not have been elected. Pushing working families into poverty even goes against the most right wing Tory rhetoric about those mythical â€œbenefit scroungersâ€.
There’s something in that. This would have been a specific that all the non-CON parties would have been able to get their teeth into and it would have been a big part of the campaign.
I think it will be harder for any party at the next election to make the kind of generalised statements that the Tories did last April/May.