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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result
Posted by: Richard Greenhough
Date/Time: 19/09/14 10:57:00

One of the great advantages of the UK government electoral system is that it makes regular changes of government at Westminster possible, due to a balanced electorate. Had the Scots voted to secede, it would have made it that much harder for Labour to form a majority government in EWNI. Now while my heart tells me that would be a blessing, my head tells me that it is never good for any political party or grouping to remain in power ad infinitum, as that inevitably leads to stagnation and abuse of power.

The problem with many local councils is that they rarely, if ever, change the ruling grouping. LB Hounslow has been dominated by Labour for most of its existence. One result was the annual increase in council tax in the years leading up to their rare loss of control, and another is the impression that there are some very rum goings-on currently being covered up by the ruling grouping. Unfortunately it seems unlikely that control of the council will change at any time in the next few years, and this will allow them to continue on their merry way unless and until enough of the electorate see the light and eject them. 

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Referendum result19/09/14 06:56:00 Janine Jarvis
   Re:Referendum result19/09/14 07:02:00 Mari Austin
      Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 07:12:00 Janine Jarvis
         Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 08:42:00 Trudie Fuller
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 09:09:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 09:19:00 Colin Jordan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 09:27:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 09:38:00 Penny Crocker
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 09:49:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 10:10:00 Richard Greenhough
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 10:17:00 Claire Moran
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 10:36:00 Vanessa Smith
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 10:57:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 11:59:00 Vanessa Smith
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 12:08:00 Richard Greenhough
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 12:14:00 Vanessa Smith
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 18:33:00 Phil Andrews
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Referendum result19/09/14 18:44:00 Claire Moran

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