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Barnsley council don’t like scrutiny or democracy

The local government association states that one of the key roles residents expect their councillors to fulfil is to “represent their views at council meetings”.  So what do you do when you are the leader of a council with an overwhelming majority and a councillor has been elected who starts doing just this – asking… Read More »

Back to the future Labour – time to stand up for the country

Over the past couple of days I’ve re-watched the BBC programme from the mid 1990’s, Labour – the Wilderness Years.  As well as being a really well made and fascinating programme, it is particularly prescient.  You can watch the series of 4 episodes on YouTube here, though please excuse the particular channel it is on!… Read More »