In the UK, we have been through a rather exciting General Election – though as I write this, we have the same government and the same Prime Minister.

In their campaigns, all parties made us promises – of what they would do and deliver – better health care, more jobs, lower taxes, etc.

How would they pay for those promises that cost money- by raising taxes or cutting costs elsewhere.  (Oh yeah, that’s going to happen!)

But how many of the parties mentioned the only real way of paying for the promises – higher productivity.

You guessed it … not one of them.

If politicians looking for solutions don’t realise that productivity is the answer – what hope is there?