Sir Robert Peel
Elected Police and Crime Commissioners? Don't Be Fooled, This Isn't About Devolving Power to Local Communities
The idea that this is a genuine exercise in localism just simply isn't credible, because the coalition is only interested in devolving power to two sectors: the private and the voluntary. If you want to know what Cameron and Osborne really think of local government, go and count the number of empty offices at council buildings across the land.