Alex Massie

Promises, promises...

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From Is There More to Life Than Shoes:

In the court case brought against him for breach of contract over a referendum on the EU Constitution, Brown's personal barrister has just told the court that "manifesto pledges are not subject to legitimate expectation".

Given the content of most political manifestos, isn't this a welcome relief? Imagine a world in which they actually did what they promised? Scarcely bears thinking about.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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