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Friday, 12 April 2013

Local Government: the Thatcher War Years

In another assessment of the Thatcher years, Tony Travers of London School of Economics writes that her legacy to local government was 'increased centralisation and the willingness of her successors to cap, limit and control local democracy in England. This country is one of the most centralised of western democracies, which is an odd legacy for a politician who so prized individualism and freedom'