By Morvern Rennie
In which Chris proves that there are more ways to contribute to the movement than showing up to a meeting!
In which I want to give Isla a cape so she can just go and be a superhero already!
Following on from David Allison’s piece yesterday about how important local empowerment is, as a matter of democratic principle rather than cynical policy, it seemed a good time for to follow up by getting a little bit more technical on some of what we need to put that principle into practice – namely, an enormous shift in the level of responsibility our local councils have over their own revenues and expenditure.
Almost any subject can be made to look complicated. Whether it’s the job market, international migration or Aston Villa’s poor form this season, it often suits those in power to cloud issues, especially unpopular ones, with narratives and subtexts. When this happens, almost any version of events that is presented to us can seem plausible and hard to refute. People become confused and drop out of the debate. Continue reading