From the BBC:
Nearly three quarters of the public believe the political parties are designing policy to win votes, and not what is best for public services or the electorate, a poll has suggested.
The survey of almost 2,000 people in the UK found 73% were sceptical about the motivation of politicians. One in four also said they were dissatisfied with the way public services are being run.
The survey was commissioned by a group with a vested interest in the funding and running of public services.
The poll carried out by Ipsos Mori also found two-thirds wanted some public services to be able to manage themselves without the involvement of politicians. Another 46% also said politicians should have low or no involvement in running their lives...
Both the government and Labour party defended their approaches.
Minister Dr Dan Poulter said: "Our reforms cut unnecessary red tape and gave public servants the power and freedom to make decisions in the best best interests of their local community."
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Labour said access to public services was a real problem and its plans, which include additional targets, guidelines and funding, were a "serious" attempt to improve them.
Monday, 23 June 2014
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