Negative politics

The latest argument to discredit the Government’s car parking projects put forward by the Opposition is complete nonsense. The notion that any Government should implement its policies in line with the views of the Opposition, just in case that future Opposition ever gets into Government, is unheard of in parliamentary democracies and shows just how much the GSD have to learn. 

It should be noted that this extraordinary proposition was, unsurprisingly, not put into practice by the GSD themselves when they were in Government. They simply ploughed ahead with their policies in different areas regardless of their impact or of the effect it would have on future Governments. In line with this, they ran down the reserves of the Community Care charity, they spent the reserves in the Gibraltar Savings Bank, they spent over £80 million on an air terminal and nearly £ 10 million on the hole where the Theatre Royal once stood.