I have no idea what the plural of manifesto is and I am too lazy at this time of the day to get up from my chair in the hall and go into the kitchen to find the dictionary and look it up.
But as far as I am concerned, I am totally and completely disillusioned with Politics everywhere. I read through - or hear on the News - details of a Manifesto. It never seems to me to bear any relation to reality.
I know there is so much wrong with our country - the NHS is in crisis and needs so much more money spending on it. Schools are in crisis and need more teachers. Potholes in the roads (round here at any rate) are horrendous. I could go on, but I won't. We all know the score.
People get hot under the collar about immigration - and in many cases justifiably. But then I go into the National Health System, as I have done so regularly over the last six months with my darling farmer, and I see that if this country banned all immigration then there would be an enormous shortage of trained and brilliant staff in hospitals - and that goes for everyone from nurses, through doctors and on to consultants. Many of them were no doubt born here, but often their parents were not.
The whole situation is so complex. We are told that there is a huge shortfall in money available for anything - from the NHS, through the transport system, the education system. Yet if a sudden war comes up somewhere in the world then billions are immediately found to pay for weapons (and kill innocent people in the process of using them.)
I want to opt out of voting. I am totally and thoroughly disillusioned with them all. But women fought and died for the right to vote, so I would never do that.