Tory manifesto lacks substance!

Not difficult for the Harrow opposition to list out election promises for 2018, knowing that they are not likely to be in administration to fulfil these.
Harrow Tory group’s glossy manifesto highlights the well known local problems and lacks specifics how they will solve these. Moreover, the previous Tory administrations added rather than reduced similar problems.
Cllr Hall’s pre-2014 short lived administration, a fluke, achieved nothing – even the budget that Cllr Hall presented to the council was defeated
Since 2014, Tories have been politicising the waste bins and now pledge that ‘bin emptied first time, every time’, knowing that where a bin is not emptied, it is mostly because it contained wrong items, despite the council drive to inform what goes in which bin.
Hope the Tory group leader is not suggesting that the hard working bin collecting workers are intentionally missing out bins and he would somehow tighten up the net to improve bin collection.
The bin collection history has dark spots under Tories: soon after acquiring administration in 2006, Tories lost Harrow Weald by-election because of the arrogant introduction of erratic and most unpopular arrangements for empting the bin. Later on, they upset residents further as  one of their councillors (nicknamed ‘bin lady’) enjoyed the ‘truck’ ride, apparently to peep into people’s bin to ‘educate’ the residents about waste disposal  – but this didn’t work.
Another sweeping pledge is to reduce the brown bin charge for 12 months, without identifying any well calculated loss in revenue or telling what is going to happen after 12 months?
And then of course the pledge to make Harrow clean. Many remember that under Cllr Hall’s environmental watch during the 2006-10 Tory administration, Harrow streets looked ugly and were least maintained, presenting very depressive outlook of the borough – specially the Labour held wards, because of the attitude that residents in these wards don’t vote for “us”!
Regarding the ‘homes not towers’ rhetoric, the manifesto fails to show respect for the social housing needs nor it offers any suggestions where exactly such housing developments could take place in the borough to meet the housing target.
Under a previous Tory administration, the planning policy was seemingly to reject unpopular planning applications on such thin grounds that helped the appeals against the planning decision, as confirmed by some buildings in Harrow which acquired planning permission through appeals to government inspector.
Sadly the Tory manifestos without details and specifics means little.