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A seat at the table?

19 Jul 2017

Where is the voice of local government in the Brexit debate? Asks Janet Sillett. You’d have to look pretty hard to find it.

Brexit – local government on the sidelines?

7 Feb 2017

In a post-Brexit world sub-national government will be key to economic growth, rebuilding social cohesion and reconnecting people with democratic institutions, writes Janet Sillett. Local government must make that clear to Westminster and Westminster must listen.

Is politics broken?

5 Dec 2016

And what can local government do about it? Post Brexit, post Trump is politics broken? For politics as we know it, the short answer is yes, politics is broken. I believe in democracy, but I am not foolish enough to believe that it always delivers the right outcome or even that it delivers the least […]

The Conservatives have gone walkabout on devolution

3 Oct 2016

What to expect from Conservative conference? There’s a growing sense that the time has come for the Government to say something, anything, about how it sees the future. The Prime Minister will surely want to say more than just that “Brexit means Brexit” if she is to reassure the country that she is indeed the […]

Brexit means Brexit – whatever that means

1 Sep 2016

Janet Sillett considers the complexities that will ensue once the Brexit process is triggered - and what that could mean for local government and their communities.

May’s U-turn on Mayors

22 Aug 2016

Lauren Lucas, LGiU's Head of Projects, reacts to today's report that Theresa May is to abandon George Osborne's plans for imposing regional mayors.

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