Memorandum from Veronica Newman (RG 02)
It is my belief that Regional Assemblies and
RDAs should be scrapped and power over the areas that they have
filtched returned to our county councils.
The regionalisation of the police force, ambulance
service and fire brigades should remain at county level.
All the hype about Regional Assemblies bringing
power closer to the people is absolute rubbish as we have lost
control of planning etc to these bodies and they ignore the wishes
of the local population and impose the Deputy Leaders dictates
on counties whether they are approved by these councils or not.
Democracy no longer exists in the UK. England
is totally disadvantaged within the system as it exists today.
Instead of magnanimously allowing England its
own parliament, as enjoyed by Scotland, all rights have been removed
from the populace of England without so much as a by your leave.
Instead Mr Prescott is surreptitiously dividing England regions.
I don't expect the opinions of one ordinary
person will be taken into account with all the high and mighty
members of this committee but its worth a try.
So much hot air is expressed about the lack
of interest in politics today but surely this can be no surprise
when the wishes of ordinary people are totally ignored and the
general electorate generally seen as mindless idiots.