The Tory leadership is hotting up (ie, it's no longer below freezing). David Davis has come out with some words to please the faithful, but which are still pretty vague. He wants decisions to be taken 'as close as practicable to local communities'. I agree wholeheartedly. But I'd like to see more details on how a Tory government, Tory ministers and Tory backbenchers would deal with complaints from constituents about the 'lunatic' behaviour of a far-left council, the undoubted strengthening of the 'postcode lottery' and squeals about unfairness in service provision. All these motivated Tory governments past (and Labour, for that matter) to centralise, centralise, centralise. Are we really to believe that Tory ministers will get up in Parliament and say 'It's nothing to do with me, guv, and I ain't going to do nowt about it'?
Come on, Mr Davis, tell us how you would make it work.