Spot the difference

19 May

stefan mrozinski and robin wales

Here are ten policy statements. Five are from Sir Robin Wales, the “Labour” candidate for mayor, and five are from Stefan Mrozinski, his Tory counterpart. Can you tell who said what?

  1. Support the building of thousands of affordable family homes in Newham
  2. Getting a job is perhaps the best thing an individual can do to improve their long term health
  3. Offer free English language lessons to all Newham residents
  4. We need to do more to make our streets more pleasant and make our residents feel safer
  5. Stop any further betting shops opening in Newham
  6. Demand and expect more from people we previously thought unable to contribute
  7. We need more effective CCTV, dispersal orders that work and a no-nonsense approach to violent crime
  8. Provide a range of support to responsible residents
  9. Work relentlessly to support those who work hard, play by the rules and want to get on in life, irrespective of where they come from and where they grew up
  10. Health is not just about living longer, we also need to work to extend the length of good quality living

Not easy is it?

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Sources: Mayoral election statements booklet; Newham Labour Local Government Manifesto;; Conservative mayoral election leaflet


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