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5.3.09

Returning trust to local government

Just to bookmark this an article from Peter Facey (London, Unlock Democracy).

Yesterday David Cameron in an article in the Guardian stated “I am a confirmed localist, committed to turning Britain’s pyramid of power on its head.” Now to someone like me who believes that the centralisation of power in England is one of the great democratic deficits, this is a joy to hear.

The reason for the article and the soaring rhetoric was the publication of the Conservatives green paper on decentralisation,
Control Shift – Returning Power to Local Communities.

Read the rest here at OurKingdom. I agree with Peter Facey and would add that in the Duchy any talk of decentralisation emanating from the Tories coupled with Cornish nationalist rhetoric is simply an election ploy. In marginal Lib Dem V Tory constituencies all is permitted.

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