I’m annoyed that I’m starting to sound like a stuck record on this blog, but I feel the need to go back to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill again because of a potentially explosive confusion that has arisen. Earlier today Joe Otten, a Lib Dem Sheffield Councillor, made the… Continue reading If you’re a small community campaign, the #gagginglaw will affect you.
Was Monday the beginning of the end of the Cameron bubble?
By rights, it should have been. The Tories are in a total mess over the economy. I have to admit, I held my peace on Sunday over this idea about having the Bank of England step in when banks get in trouble. It sounded pretty much identical to what the government is doing now, only… Continue reading Was Monday the beginning of the end of the Cameron bubble?
Osborne calls for more centralisation
That is the effect of calling, similar to Alex Salmond, for a two year council tax freeze. Ploughing national revenue into local government may sound attractive in the short term, but in the longer term it means even less fiscal autonomy. Given this will be happening during a higher than average period of inflation, we’re… Continue reading Osborne calls for more centralisation