Measuring government performance

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January 5, 2012
Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Ambler  
Posted in Commentary

"One could argue that a government should be assessed on the extent to which it does what it said it would do in its pre-election manifesto but that too has a number of problems. The present coalition had no pre-election manifesto. The less demanding the manifesto, the more easily it is delivered but that does not prove the government to be better than one that one just misses a far more challenging manifesto. This government is setting up its UK happiness index but there will be no comparative figures and Downing Street will be quick to distance itself from any poor results." (01/05/12)  

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