Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.
Posts Tagged: Localism
We must seize the opportunities to provide services in a more efficient way – cutting the long delays on public procurement is an obvious example.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
Greater localism is to be welcomed – but we must beware of extremists seeking new town councils as a chance to grab power.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
It would be the logical next step after taking back control from Brussels. And it would pull the rug from under Corbyn’s feet.
They duplicate much of the consumer champion work done by the Patients Association.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.
Too often the opportunity for new homes that are popular and beautiful is being missed.
Little was achieved beyond inter-authority squabbling over priorities and endless consultants’ reports. The Local Enterprise Partnerships are much better.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.
A hopelessly centralised system is now holding back the delivery of care that is tailored to individual needs.
Expertise in this are is key to successful localism and devolution and improving our prosperity, productivity and competitiveness.
The Conservative Party is built on something more deep rooted than the passing fads of the metropolitan chattering classes.
Lifting the cost of unnecessary red tape for housing associations would finance 9,000 new homes a year.