Eric Pickles, the Local Government secretary, is examining plans to reward councils which axe unpopular fortnightly collections.
Yes, we all know why fortnightly, to encourage recycling as a result of EU rules.
But any localism worthy of the name would simply say, here\’s the task, (rubbish collection) now get on with it best you can lad. Screw up and the locals will vote the local council out. Nowt to do wi\’ me in Whitehall.
That this isn\’t what is being said shows how shallow this new localism is.