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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 AvatarAlex Macfie 1st May - 12:40pm
    Yet again. This is the sort of thing that we should have been saying during the Coalition and the 2015 election campaign. We would not...
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    Sorry, Nick, but your treatment of Mike was cavalier and appalling and showed terrible judgement. Mike had the measure of Salmond and you threw it...
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    Wkikpedia states that Jeremy Corbyn "supports Arsenal F.C., based in his constituency, and has signed parliamentary motions praising the successes of the club's men's and...
  • User AvatarGlenn 1st May - 11:01am
    Mind you Cameron has signed up Britain's nuclear future to China. The problem is really free market economics and the insistence that foreign investment is...
  • User AvatarGlenn 1st May - 10:57am
    I agree and the reality is it makes independence look even more like an inevitability.
  • User Avatarmalc 1st May - 10:18am
    Why would the Scottish Lib Dems put this on their website? A letter from the most unpopular leader the Lib Dems have ever had praising...