Replaced by AI? This week in Politics

I would never have guessed when I started randomly collecting my thoughts on some aspects of politics on this site that I would be replaced by an AI bot. But it’s almost here isn’t it?

Over the last week I wanted to write about Labour’s Five missions and what this means for the coming election and more importantly for me what it would mean for the first term of a Labour government.

One of my (many) criticisms of politics is the lack of preparation in political parties for actually delivering. I know it boring to think about project management for most people who would prefer to shout on twitter about how awful the Tories/ Lib Dems/ SNP/ Greens (insert your own) are, but it doesn’t really deliver vey much. Governing is hard work. That’s why I am as interested in what lies behind these 5 missions as which five have been chosen. I know plenty of my political friends will be disappointed their favourite political project isn’t included, but that somewhat misses the point. We have had silo government for too long. We also have to remember that a one term Labour government gets just 48 months. It isn’t long enough. We need a programme for a generation.

I now teach Civil Servants at Cranfield University on their Project Leadership course. I help them navigate the politics of their work. We all come away exhausted by how terrible our system is. We need to do so much and yet our politics is configured for the short termism.

This is what my Chat-GPT came up with when I asked it for a positive outline of the five missions? What do you think? Either about the GPT or the 5 missions!

The Labour Party has recently announced its five missions for government, which are designed to shape its approach and policies for the next election. The party aims to address major societal challenges through these missions, with a view to creating a fairer, more sustainable, and more prosperous society.

The first mission centers around creating a fair economy, tackling inequality and investing in public services to raise the standard of living for all citizens. The second mission is to build a green economy, with a focus on renewable energy, sustainable transport, and reducing emissions. The third mission is to transform education and skills, to ensure that all citizens have access to high-quality education and training opportunities.

The fourth mission is to create a healthier, happier society, with an emphasis on investing in the National Health Service (NHS) and social care, as well as addressing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing. Finally, the fifth mission is to build a safer world, by tackling crime, terrorism, and conflict, and promoting diplomacy and international cooperation.

These missions will form the core of the Labour Party’s approach to the next election. By presenting a clear and coherent vision for the future, the party hopes to demonstrate its commitment to creating a better society for all citizens.

However, there are challenges to be addressed in the execution of these missions. The party must convince voters that it can deliver on its promises, and must find ways to appeal to a diverse range of voters across the country. Additionally, the party must navigate a rapidly changing political landscape, which is likely to be influenced by ongoing Brexit negotiations and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite these challenges, the Labour Party’s missions offer a solid foundation for its approach to the next election. By focusing on the creation of a fairer, greener, and more prosperous society, the party hopes to appeal to voters who are seeking real solutions to the challenges of our time. The next election is sure to be closely contested, and it remains to be seen whether the Labour Party’s approach will be successful in winning over voters and achieving its missions for government.

2 Replies to “Replaced by AI? This week in Politics”

  1. On a more general ground, I tried to capture some political reality in a piece written year’s back:

    And when declassified in newspapers
    we shrug to find how much is not explicit
    in policy. When redtops trumpet ‘Scandal’,
    or ‘Lack of Transparency’, we grimace only:
    for this is what the euphoria
    of the winning ballot drains off into −
    the grim joy of conference rooms,
    checked, chafed, by despatch box disciplines −


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