Fiona Hyslop has threatened to take education away from local councils - because they haven't delivered smaller primary class sizes. And now the SNP government is apparently considering removing social care from local councils too. That would centralise about three-quarters of local government spending.
I happen to believe in local people making local decisions. And if that means that government manifesto policies are not delivered so be it. It's local councils that run schools so Holyrood may ask for smaller class sizes. But they can not demand it.
And it worries me that people who want independence for Scotland, don't understand that democracy at council level matters too.
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