Jayne Dowle: Theresa May can’t have it both ways over ‘direct democracy’
DEMOCRACY is one of those ideas which sounds good in principle, but often finds itself let down in the execution. Rarely is this more apparent than in the process we might loosely call “local democracy”. The Prime Minister is a brave woman to tackle it, especially against the backdrop of regional devolution.
Still, she has asked her Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch, to launch the first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years. The idea is that this blueprint will build stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector.
It’s called “direct... read more
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