In reality, what with the EU (etc.) on one side, and devolving authorities on the other, the government appears to be losing things to tinker with. Thus it concentrates its attention on the soft underbelly of things it thinks it can improve. Things like Education and Health.
I know I’m slow, but I’m coming to the firm conclusion that the Westminster Talking Shop – Governments and oppositions – really don’t have much of a clue. They seem to have 3 angles:
- experience as a client and
- the belief that things are in slow and terminal decline.
Like the last, this particular iteration of Government says it’s keen to devolve power, so I thought I’d challenge them to do so:
Put decisions about Health and Education in the hands of the professional practitioners: doctors and nurses and teachers. Let those who deal with the issues on a daily basis elect a chief executive (accountable to the relevant Government Select Committee) and let the Councils have sub-committees which address each aspect of the service.
The PowerPoint can be downloaded here