I caught a bit of a politics programme on Radio 4 in which people were asked what sort of election coverage they'd most like.
Overwhelmingly people wanted politicians to say what they would do and how they'd pay for it NOT just criticise what their opponents were doing or promising to do.
One brilliant idea was no live interviews – all should be recorded in advance and, the minute the politician went off subject, started waffling or talking about his opponents, that section should be cut out of the subsequently broadcast interview. If it was pure waffle etc the interviewer should explain that was why there was no interview broadcast
There was also a plea for no political wives, especially of them holding baby lambs or visiting children's hospices
I'm sure you all have your own ideas.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken