Clegg\’s announcement, ironically, came shortly after local government secretary Eric Pickles made clear that, after two years of a council tax freeze in England, he will intervene if authorities approve rises above 3.5% next year. Using new legislation, he will order local referendums to get approval from electors for any increase above this level. Localism? Forget it.
Is there some trange version of lefty land where asking the locals is not localism?