Subsidiarity – a long word that means power to the people

Somewhere in this country a new movement is forming to carry forward the cause of Regional and local Government empowered to act on behalf of the people it represents.

Somewhere in this country there is a party forming that believes in proportional representation, an elected Lords, a written constitution and a right to recall MPs.

I used to believe that that was the Liberal Democrats, but after 30 uears of backing them I now find myself doubting that as a London-centric party mobilises to stifle any attempts to practice within the party what it preaches outwith.A leader who does not recognise and nurture the instincts of the party, a president who fails to reflect the democratic processes of the party, these are not conducive to the party progressing its policies in the country.

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