So? Do leaflets matter? Can voters make their own decision …

Comment on Braitling preferences ‘not a get Giles exercise’ by Evelyne Roullet.

So? Do leaflets matter? Can voters make their own decision without them?
Are these expensive scraps of propaganda full of over-inflated claims and dodgy data really necessary, or in any way useful, to the running of an election?
Why do we have to have more than one per party in our letter boxes?
We have TV commercials and newspapers for advertising, could not the parties save money, trees and the planet all at the same time?
The one with the note: “Sorry I missed you” makes me wonder, as I have not been out for weeks and I know no one called.
Politicians spend a lot of dollars to convince us to trust them. But the fevered competition for votes virtually compels them to lie to us.

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