Thursday 14 August 2014


Who made the crazy decision to close your local school, close your local police station and move your medical centre to the edge of town?

It was the corrupt Freemasons in your 'local' council forty miles away.

In Scotland, a new report has called for a shake-up of local government to boost democracy.

In 2012, only 39% of voters bothered to turn out in the Scottish local elections.

In 1974 there were 200 local councils.

In 1996 there were only 32 local councils.

Scotland is one of the most centralised countries in Europe.

Report calls for shake-up of local government to boost democracy.

The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy says:

1. There has been too much centralisation.

2. Scotland need to give power back to the small towns.

3. Local councils should be given major tax-raising powers.

Local councils should have full control of the whole range of property taxes, including council tax.

Aangirfan believes that the Scottish National Party MUST reverse its 'centralisation' drive and give power back to local people.

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At 14 August 2014 at 22:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is part of the drive to remove power from Holyrood. Holyrood have no control over what powers are given to them or taken from them, they are unable to give power to local authorities. Westminster can, and has already promised to do so. The Labour Party in Scotland is particularly irritated by the fact they can't put council tax up. Council Tax was frozen in Scotland some years ago and additional funds were given by Holyrood to help local authorities get through this. The idea was to help ease the burden on workers whose pay was either cut or has remained static for a number of years. Westminster wants to remove power from Holyrood to prevent any further thoughts of independence in future in the event of a NO vote. The Scottish Labour Party would like to see a return to the days of Regional Councils where they held all the power and meetings were behind closed doors. Many loyal Labour voters are realising what has happened, their own trusted Labour has done a deal with the Devil for more and continuing power rather than what's best for their constituents. If Scotland votes NO, this will go through, this will actually mean that the Scottish Parliament has LESS power than before. Only the ability to make itself less competitive and more indebted are on offer, and as a prospective future PM Boris Johnson has said he can't understand why ANY additional powers should be given. Be wary of Westminster bearing gifts, its a trap...

At 15 August 2014 at 00:58 , Blogger The Veritopian said...

Abolish all permanent government, it's just a recipe for corruption.
Go back to using citizen juries to make decisions instead.
Abolish lawyers, corporations, and money, and go back to the original and best law of 'Love your neighbor'.

At 15 August 2014 at 14:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely agree with anonymous at 22:20 14 August.

I was about to write something similar when I read this article.

I know you are pro Indy Aangirfan, but please do not be fooled by this.

Decentralisation is an admirable aim, but this is merely designed to denude the Scottish Parliament of power.

Westminster already pulled powers back from the Scottish Parliament last year, but you would struggle to read about it in the media.

They didn't even have the balls to debate it in the Commons. The House of Lords tacked the legislation onto an energy Bill they were discussing and hey presto, Scotland loses some devolved powers.

We must vote yes Scotland!


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