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Election Uncovered: What They Won’t Tell Us

Synopsis
This programme, broadcast just prior to the 2010 general election, asks whether the political parties’ pre-election promises add up? Are they even possible? Can the health service budget truly be ring-fenced? Can the deficit really be paid off without major tax rises? Will our jobs and pensions be protected after the election? Presented by Jon Snow, this programme examines the reality behind the pledges, assembling its own ‘think tank’ of the kind of people who have made these decisions, and who know what we’re not being told. The findings of an exclusive poll are also put to the experts, as well as a hypothetical ‘crisis’ scenario in which the economy tips the country to the brink.

The guests on the programme:- three former cabinet ministers - Michael Portillo, Shirley Williams and Lord Charles Falconer; former senior civil servants Sir John Gieve and Sir Richard Mottram; LSE’s social policy expert Professor Howard Glennerster; expert economists Colin Talbot, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Manchester Business School, and Dr. Linda Yueh, Oxford University ; journalist Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer. (90 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Notes
Broadcast on Channel 4 on 2 May 2010
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
economic issues; elections; political campaigns; political debate

Online availability

URI
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/election-uncovered-what-they-wont-tell-us/4od
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Jon Snow

Sponsor

Name

Channel 4

Distributor

Name

4OD

Web
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od External site opens in new window

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