In a post-Brexit world sub-national government will be key to economic growth, rebuilding social cohesion and reconnecting people with democratic institutions, writes Janet Sillett. Local government must make that clear to Westminster and Westminster must listen.
Returning from the SNP’s 2016 conference, LGiU’s head of briefings Janet Sillett reflects on the event from a local government perspective.
LGiU at the Labour Party Conference: Who governs? Bridging the gap between localism and parliamentary sovereignty
LGiU held fringe meetings at the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. In both cases the event was entitled 'Who governs? Bridging the gap between localism and parliamentary sovereignty'. Janet Sillett reports from the Labour conference event and we will publish another blog soon that focuses on the Conservative event.
As LGiU services launch in Ireland, Head of Briefings Janet Sillett discusses issues that are shared by Ireland, Scotland, and England but which require local responses and solutions.
LGiU’s Janet Sillett considers the complexities that will ensue once the Brexit process is triggered – and what that could mean for Scottish local government and their communities. I am not going to argue here for a speedy Brexit – with article 50 invoked this year, or indeed for a long delayed one. Nor for…
Suddenly our Westminster politicians seem very interested in the local jobs, writes Janet Sillett. Maybe these Johnny-come-latelys to the regional scene sense a shift in power, but they must prove their local chops if they want to be metro mayors.
Does the Queen’s Speech determine what will be happening in parliament over the next session? Asks Janet Sillett. Well obviously it does up to a point but it is clear that it has been heavily influenced by the EU referendum.