This is why people switch off from politics. Pledges & promises are meaningless. mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
Any time a politician wishes to make a pledge - it goes into a register alongside a personal punishment if broken (sacking, substantial fine, etc)
No agreed register entry? The pledge is not official.
The terms of the pledge are written in a contractual way...
This way, a pledge has legal & contractual meaning, clear to the public. The severity of the punishment chosen indicates the seriousness of their commitment.
This is how politicians could be held genuinely to account.
And for promises broken on the register, there is not only punishment per se - it becomes legal record.