I’m really not, honestly.
What I’m pointing out (possibly arrogantly I accept) is that we all expect the opposition to do better than it does. My point is simply that under our system of parties that can never happen. All oppositions are ineffective, because the system is built that way.
In exactly the same way we do not have a system where the govt of the day has to take any notice of public opinion. They are in power for the duration of the term and are allowed under the system to put through laws etc that they want. All they need to do is get their MPs to vote for it and sod the opposition.
The current govt is now slinging out a few bones to the public, student fee cap to name one, because it lost a working majority and is now is in a coalition of sorts with a smaller party. They are doing this with an eye to the next election not because they believe it’s a good idea. If they thought it was a good idea they’d have done it already and/or put it in the manifesto.
It is politics