Says the Adam Smith blog:
Parliament needs to be able to concentrate on two things: defence and the implementation of a system of justice. Local government needs to be the level where decisions over health, education, welfare etc are made.There is, of course, that minor thing over in Brussels called the European Union – membership of which means there is no democracy in this country. As for defence, a picture is worth a thousand words.
The abolition of quangos should not mean that government departments take over the work. It should be left for local councils to pick up and ask the people to decide.
Indeed government departments define how centralized this country has become. We may all live on an island but we all are different with different wants and needs. The time has come for a radical reshaping of the structure of democracy in this country. It would actually give power to the people.
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