Thursday, June 14, 2007

Local government

One issue I'm with the Greens on is the idea of effective, accountable local government. It's about more than directly elected mayors, but I guess that's a start. Local taxation and spending control would be a much bigger step, but for some reason Fianna Fáil seems to fear such ideas. It's as if the Soldiers of Destiny don't trust the foot-soldiers of democracy.