That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
Posts Tagged: Localism
Simon Kaye: The scale of the community and voluntary response to the pandemic has been a wake up call
The mutual aid phenomenon does demonstrate that many people will use their free time in extraordinarily productive and pro-social ways.
A lack of accountability allowed a black hole to be created in Transport for London’s budget. Planning decisions are made in secret.
Experienced paramedics are refusing deserved promotions because they don’t want to be part of existing management.
Forced, and arbitrary, local government reorganisation risks ignoring community wishes.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
The state should not try to do everything itself. Our role is to provide leadership and to unlock the power of voluntary organisations.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council must be scrapped for proper accountability to have a chance. Greater local accountability is needed.
It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
As county areas are so diverse, with differing areas having particular needs, strengths, and weaknesses, a one-size-fits-all approach will not work
Luke Evans: Covid-19 has put a stop to much. But not to one big local problem, which continues. Rows over planning.
I’ve been thinking about how we can make planning even more accountable and predictable too. I would love to hear your thoughts on my ideas.
James Frayne: Nine thousand jobs lost at Rolls Royce. The damage that the virus is wreaking on provincial Britain is terrible – and will last
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
If you thought staying in lockdown was hard, wait until you see what trying to get out of it is like. But here’s how Johnson could do it.
A successful test, track and quarantine policy would open the door to local paths out of this national shutdown.
Some areas, people and businesses must be allowed to get back to normal quicker than others – however unjust that may seem.
People feel very passionate about their towns. They do not get so excited about their County.