Heseltine was known as the leader of the progressives in the Conservative Party while Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Here he outlines some interesting ideas here – especially around devolving resources to the regions and partnerships with communities.
12 June House of Commons
Michael Heseltine was the sole speaker. He has recently submitted a government-commissioned report No Stone Unturned (http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/BISCore/corporate/docs/N/12-1213-no-stone-unturned-in-pursuit-of-growth.pdf).
It was unusually depressing fare, because like the later Bourbons Heseltine has forgotten nothing and learned nothing. He laid out his ancient political wares, soiled by at least three decades of repetition and non-implementation, namely, the decentralisation of power and the spending of taxpayers’ money to local level. To this end Heseltine envisaged the Westminster government, national Civil Service and the Quangocracy playing the role of turkeys voting for Christmas as they happily let power and influence slip away while local politicians in league with bodies representing local business and various non-commercial interests enthusiastically and ably grasped the new responsibilities . Here is the gruesome catalogue impracticality as it appears in No Stone Unturned:
A blueprint for the future
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