Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Localism - Is it a dream or could it be reality?

An article by Paul Goodman appears on Conservative Home, entitled "The Limits of Localism" - to which a reply by Matthew Sinclair of the Tax Payers Alliance has also appeared - and both articles are worth reading.

Much has been made of 'devolving power' and 'localism' by Jeremy Clarkson's lesser-known neighbour yet while all the ideas that are coming from the Coalition on those two subjects remain driven and directed by central government, the benefits of devolving power to the people and localism remain as distant as they were.

Unfortunately until our national politicians can accept the principles, outlined by Thomas Jefferson, that local authorities can best govern our home concerns and Westminster our foreign ones, then I feel we will never have true devolution of power, nor localism - and that Cameron's idea of a BS really is nothing but BullS**t!

Just saying...................

2 comments:

Goodnight Vienna said...

Take heart, Mr W. You're not the only one 'just saying' so, hopefully, the message will get across.

We're too fragmented today - we have too many divisions to rise up against an unpopular govt. The Welsh are Welsh, the Scottish are Scots and the Northern Irish are part of the Union. The English? Forgive my french but the English are absofuckinglutelynowhere. We've been sieved and separated by legislation and regulation. The sad part is that we acquiesced in this brave new world.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

GV: Despondent that I remain, I need not take heart as it is my intention to continue to carry on 'just saying'......

To respond to the points you make would take a post - ah, now there's an idea.....