So much for giv­ing power to the peo­ple

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

IT IS out­ra­geous that Eric Pick­les, the Sec­re­tary of State for Com­mu­ni­ties and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, has over­turned both the lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the Plan­ning In­spec­torate’s re­jec­tion of Khalsa School’s ap­pli­ca­tion.

In 2010 the same min­is­ter launched The Big So­ci­ety, the aim of which was ‘the em­pow­er­ing of peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties, tak­ing power away from politi­cians and giv­ing it to the peo­ple’.

No won­der the elec­torate is dis­il­lu­sioned. No won­der the Con­ser­va­tives are los­ing sup­port­ers to UKIP.

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