Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unsurprisingly, public trust in senior politicians has fallen in the last two years.

Trust in top politicians 'falls'

Committee chair Sir Christopher Kelly called the results "deeply disturbing". And he said a cause was that greater openness "meant people become aware of things which previously were carried on but they didn't know about".

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9 thoughts on “Unsurprisingly, public trust in senior politicians has fallen in the last two years.

  • “Sir Christopher told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that a fall in trust was a consequence of “much greater transparency and openness than there was”.”

    Ahh, I see what he’s done there.

    More secrecy = More trust.

    Hmmm. I don’t think I trust this chap.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    The survey suggests 42% of people thought ministers were dedicated to doing a good job for the public, down from 46% in 2006.

    Any school with an equivalent approval rating would be shut down faster than you can say ‘Ed Balls.’

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  • Trust in politicians had further to fall in the last two years?

    Now that´s a surprise. Bliar and his cabinet lost all remaining credibility over WMD, with a good salting of Saudi eurofighter contracts and other meddling. Broon certainly hasn´t risen above the zero point since then, but I can´t see how you can have negative trust…

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  • Eternal Sceptic says:

    If politicians are clearly incapable of policing themselves(and several items spring to mind over the last several years, that a normal person would have expected prosecution to be end result) then are they really so surprised that trust is evaporating in them?

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  • From the gutter to down the drain.

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  • “Trust a politician.” Now there is an oxymoron. Guess which bit’s the oxy and which the moron…….

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  • “Sir Christopher told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that a fall in trust was a consequence of “much greater transparency and openness than there was”
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    British Journal of Politics and International Relations
    2006, Vol. 8, pp. 214–237
    Searching for the Successor Generation: Public Diplomacy, the
    US Embassy’s International Visitor Program and the Labour
    Party in the 1980s

    Introduction
    How can one prove the effectiveness of such a program? Is it enough to point to the
    leaders throughout the world in a variety of professions who have benefited?1

    In his recent biography of Tony Blair, Anthony Seldon rightly devotes a few pages to the
    importance of the growing relationship between Blair, Gordon Brown and the United States from
    the mid-1980s onwards.

    The two young politicians travelled together in 1988, 1991 and again in
    1993 to the United States to become acclimatised with the American political scene and to learn
    as much as they could about the modernising forces then active in the Democratic Party (Seldon
    2004, 119–123).

    The culmination of this groundwork was the close partnership with Bill
    Clinton’s administration between 1993 and 2000. The cross-fertilisation and mutual development
    of New Labour and the New Democrats was the fundamental international axis in the rise of the
    centre-left Third Way during the 1990s.

    Blair has since proved that his belief in the transatlantic
    alliance with the United States crosses all party boundaries. Recent studies have highlighted the
    remarkable similarities and convergences in ideological standpoint and world-view between Blair
    and Bush, giving some explanation to Blair’s efforts to stand shoulder to shoulder with George
    Bush since the Republican president entered the White House (Parmar 2005, 218–231).

    Blair’s Atlanticism and his familiarity with the United States remains a subject that deserves in-depth
    analysis. When did it begin, and why?

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    http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1369-1481

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  • It is not the results that are “deeply disturbing”, but rather the politicians, themselves!

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  • I’ve always believed in Max Headroom’s view: How can you tell when a politician’s lying: Their lips move!’

    It’s the %age of idiots who think they’re doing a decent job and being open that I find deeply disturbing.

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