30 August 2006

Tories batting better than .500

Interesting article in The Hill Times.
The Conservative government has addressed or achieved more than half of its election campaign promises since taking power, according to an analysis by The Hill Times.

In 234 promises in 58 different categories of their campaign platform, the Conservatives have delivered fully or partially on 135 items, a 57.6 per cent completion rate.
According to Government Whip Jay Hill...
"We made promises that we believed were and are achievable and we intend to work as hard as we can to achieve them," he said. "If it's not possible in the sense that the opposition combines to defeat them or dramatically amend it, we're quite prepared to go back to the electorate..."

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