I happened to read an article on the proposals of what Gordon Brown would do if he stayed in power. What he said was actually a decent proposal and something we would like to see happen. But politicians only say these things to get into power. I'm talking in a general sense and not focussing on any one proposed policy, however my question is... ...if politicians know what the country wants, and offer it up when elections are looming and it's something that would benefit a lot/the majority of people, WHY DON"T THEY DO IT ANYWAY?!! This is a blunt perhaps 'blissfully simple' question but one I believe needs such an approach. It seems such a simple idea! What do others think?