This week the major UK parties will release their general election manifestos and today the governing Labour Party went first. I've made a word cloud taken from the section, 'Meeting the challenges of a new global age: A global future'. Each word appears in size relative to it's use.
A few things struck me. You'd expect global and international to be large (it's a section about those things). You'd also expect political buzz words to feature - so new, challenge and change are all there.
Also prominent are support, security and Afghanistan. The UK is fighting there so fair enough. But these are much larger than development and aid, both of which are the same size as defence. Not a good sign that international development policy will be based around the needs of the poorest people. Can you read a lot into this? I hope not as Millennium Development Goals or MDGs don't even make the cloud.....
What do you think this shows, if anything?