Good Sense Party Manifesto
The redoubtable Harry McQuillen has been considering starting up his own party. Here’s his manifesto.
- Think carefully before giving an opinion.
- Beware of siren voices.
- Work with the grain of human nature.
- Be aware of the needs and aspirations of others in your group.
- Look serious when you’re being serious, but remember that humour can be helpful.
- Think of the needs of others and be charitable towards people you don’t like very much.
- The hidden persuaders of advertising, including IT, call for a wary approach.
- I’m as prejudiced as anybody else. Denying that is a prejudice.
- Encouragement is a lot more effective than discouragement.
- Our environment needs to be considered in whatever we do.
- What services can we provide for us all, and who will pay?
- Can we help people NOT to fall through the net of public provision?
- Can we make arrangements which will help us all to avoid difficulties like BREXIT, population pressure and likely conflicts?
- We live in a Global Village. Other people really matter.
The points listed above, after thorough debate, could form part of the manifesto of the new G.S.P. Our party will be called the Good Sense Party. In line with the dictum of one of the philosophers, “Nature knows no leaps; we won’t do anything in a hurry.”