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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 AvatarStimpson 13th Oct - 6:47pm
    The problem is that the referendum could well be treated as a protest vote against the current Tory government, rather than on its own merits....
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 13th Oct - 6:40pm
    David Allen Hence, I argue we must bite the bullet and repudiate at least some substantial elements of our past. Yes, and I have never...
  • User AvatarPhyllis 13th Oct - 6:38pm
    Very very good points being made here by Bolano.
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 13th Oct - 6:35pm
    Clearly our party has a debate to have on economic policy, and this is a small contribution to that - emphasising the political importance of...
  • User AvatarDavidW 13th Oct - 6:34pm
    Well done! Legend!!!!
  • User AvatarStuart 13th Oct - 6:32pm
    Tried to find out what the Lib Dem position is. All I turned up was a statement from the Lib Dems this afternoon lambasting both...
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