April 2013 | Davy Jones Consultancy

Let’s leave aside arguments about the Ding Dong song, celebrations or state funerals and the rest. I want to focus on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher for local government. Hostility to local government The general consensus from those who knew her was that Thatcher loathed local councils. One of her closet allies, Nicholas Ridley, famously set the tone for her government’s attitude by arguing that councils should only have one meeting a year to let out the contracts on all...

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