Unitary Opportunists

March 25, 2008 6:03 PM

Local Government reform has always been a bit of a minefield. The current patchwork of unitaries, counties, metropolitans, towns and districts, many of which elect councillors at varied and bemusing intervals is testament to the sheer number and poor record of repeated attempts to alter Britain's local governance.


It is no surprise that the latest attempt is already getting messy, then. Having had a few years to mull over the ignominiously defeated Elected Regional Assemblies, the Government is now pushing for

Local Government reform has always been a bit of a minefield. The current patchwork of unitaries, counties, metropolitans, towns and districts, many of which elect councillors at varied and bemusing intervals is testament to the sheer number and poor record of repeated attempts to alter Britain's local governance.


It is no surprise that the latest attempt is already getting messy, then. Having had a few years to mull over the ignominiously defeated Elected Regional Assemblies, the Government is now pushing for

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