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LibLink…Tavish Scott: Community councils empower the people

One of the big themes in Scottish politics in recent years has been the Labour and SNP impulse to centralise anything that stands still for long enough. The SNP Government, against all good advice and much opinion, recently merged Scotland’s 8 police forces into one.

In contrast, the Liberal Democrats under Willie Rennie’s leadership have been emphasising giving power to local communities. Tavish Scott, MSP for Shetland writes in the Scotsman about how giving more power to community councils could help deliver the sorts of services communities need, including schools.He cites the example of a plan to close a secondary school …

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  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 31st Jan - 9:57am
    What a sensable contribution by Catherine The black propaganda from both the extream wings of politics is not congratulating the hospitals and Trusts who are...
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    I'm not surprised that Clegg came across well; this is, after all, the man who shone in the Debates last election. However I thought he...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 31st Jan - 9:43am
    Yes, Ibrahim - that was my intention. I am happy to be reinforcing your point. You make a good point. I think MPs' pay should...
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    I was watching recording of Scandal at the time but wonder if Cleggie is grounding out a possible media career for himself like Michael Porrtillo?...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 31st Jan - 9:04am
    jedibeeftrix - True. But surely pension provision is a different problem here. If we (or any country for that matter) wants pension provision then what...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st Jan - 8:58am
    Needs to be put in perspective. In 2010 won the ward with 1706 votes. Indicative of how far we have fallen nationally.