Councillors should champion transparency.
Posts Tagged: Transparency
Having Freedom of Information law follow public funds into the third sector is welcome, but the Government must stop paying to lobby itself.
Conservatives believe that the state should be the servant not the master of the people.
Freedom of Information may be inconvenient at times, but it is clearly right – and should therefore be protected
No party in power is enthusiastic about being scrutinised. But it would be a serious error to restrict FoI when it has helped make the case against waste.
Cllr Jim McMahon has argued there was “no alternative” to a Council Tax rise.
Transparency should travel with taxpayer funding – if you don’t want to be accountable to the people, then don’t ask them to pay your bills.
That means embracing new technologies, implementing a seven-day service and being honest about problems.
Cameron’s former chief strategist has lost patience with crony capitalism. The new Deputy Chairman of the Party is well-placed to help make real his radical vision.
The Government has made great strides toward making the NHS truly accountable to patients, but can and must go further still.
The Government has eased parking restrictions – Labour threaten to put this into reverse.
And it won’t even work in its own terms. What on earth is a Conservative-led Government doing in introducing such half-baked proposals?
With Mr Pickles it strikes me that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts
It is neither paternalistic nor libertarian, but grounded in a “compassionate conservatism” whose roots lie in Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.
We all have the power to scrutinise what happens in our town halls.
Councils are required to provide a lot of data – some of it is of value.