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July 10, 2008

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OneHopeOneChoice

No, we can't have boroughs actually having to provide services for the people who elected them can we?

Incidentally, why is it local council boroughs are viewed as a better form of democracy than London government or indeed Westminster? Councillors are the same bunch of hypocrites, sycophants and incompetent buffoons as those at City Hall or the House of Commons and only come round when its election time.

If a target is good, if its aim is noble and is a genuinely good idea then it doesn't matter whether it is centrally set or a specific local council target, what matters is that the job is done and its done properly.

If you'll excuse me, I'd prefer Boris to spend his time thinking over solutions which will really help those in London who need help in the housing market rather than posturing over "small government" and letting "the boroughs decide."

Tom

One of these days I'm going to do what I promised myself and check how representative borough democracy is compared to GLA democracy. I suspect, based on turnout and voting figures, that it compares rather badly, but I want hard evidence.

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