Depending on what you believe there is perception that things are always better with the other lot. Stephen Twigg (bbc) made this fatal mistake with green grass .
There is much illogical to say about Mr Twigg for all his good intentions had 11 years in power to fix the leaky flat roof* but did not fund it either. Politicians have bad memories, but Twiggs seems to do a large dis-service to many whom vote for them.
* geniuses abound in local govenment who buy this long term temporary buildings lke this for some odd reason. If you applied to build a flat roof structure in england now most council planners would want assurances that your not insane with the climate being what it always has been