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In whose name, Oxon District Leaders?

I see the Oxfordshire District Councils are bidding for the creation of four unitary districts and the abolition of Oxfordshire County Council.  I am very curious to know how much the district leaders took their members into their confidence before … Continue reading

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More power to local government? I doubt it!

I have been enjoying the Conservative Party Conference from my arm chair in front of the TV.  Manchester was always a long way for this southerner and, while I enjoyed Birmingham where I could stay on a narrow boat and walk … Continue reading

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The countryside as an engine of growth

I was fascinated to read the thoughts of our Chancellor, George Osborne and our Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Elizabeth Truss, in today’s Daily Telegraph.  While their plans to ensure our villages share in the prosperity … Continue reading

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National living wage – not good for all

Congratulations George, on a clever budget that wrong-footed an already weak Labour Party and cheered up our normally fractious and disputatious Conservative MPs.  However, I am afraid it is not all good news for potential supporters.  A national living wage … Continue reading

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