Scotland - Sally's Journal
|Date:||October 30th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)|| |
It seems clear to me that some people (possibly a very small but vocal minority, possibly a lot of people - I have no real idea) feel that the government in London doesn't really represent their region's needs. Now, I live (and always have lived) in the South East and I'm generally happy with the way we are governed here but that could very easily be me living in the part of the country that is winning from the current arrangement; areas that are doing less well may feel that they could organise themselves better with less interference from Westminster.
Maybe strengthening the powers of local councils would be sufficient, maybe regional assemblies would be more useful - I don't really have the expertise to make informed comment on what the best way would be, but I am at least somewhat convinced by arguments that the current way of doing things is causing areas other than where I live to loose out.