Originally posted by Teinosuke
[b]In the end, the focus of anger has been on the LibDems and the Conservatives have been forgotten despite being the main players in the coalition.
Isn't that because the Tories are implementing the policies they pledged to implement in their manifesto? Voters are not angry with the Tories because they haven't broken their pledges. That's the sense d changed since the election, to the satisfaction of a judge, then they would be exonerated.[/b]
I haven't tried, but I'd imagine any such set of rules would be nigh impossible to write.
What if, for example, the party pledges not to raise taxes, but then a war breaks out and the govt needs to pay for it or another emergency arises? People would still sue; but how would the rules be written to allow for emergencies? What should be considered an emergency? Would courts use this rule to strike down laws they don't like? Would this increase judicial activism and give the courts a permanent check on the legislature?
The best methods by which to keep politicians in check are elections.