This man should know. He's a senior Civil Servant at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the figure still charged with pushing through more unitary councils all over England. The Secretary of State and the … [Read more...] about HOW MUCH IS A UNITARY COUNCILLOR REALLY WORTH?
It is exactly THREE MONTHS since the Government's consultation on two different unitary plans for local government in Somerset closed. Since then, apart from a late pathetic admission that only 5500 people had bothered to fill in the … [Read more...] about MINISTRY OF LIES?
The Cabinet Minister in charge of local government is flying flags on Wednesday. I doubt if he will be hauling them up the flagpoles himself, but he intends to display "Historic" flags from all the English counties - including Somerset - … [Read more...] about “Historic” Flag Day?
The Prime Minister postponed Freedom Day. The House of Commons approved the delay. And though I fully understand and sympathise with our vital tourism and hospitality industries I voted to delay the final end of lockdown purely on the … [Read more...] about WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?
"THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IS THE VOICE OF GOD". It is a saying which has been true for hundreds of years - when the people are allowed to speak then those in power have a duty to listen to them. That is what I hope the Secretary of State … [Read more...] about VOX POPULI – VOX DEI