Recent posts by Gavin Corbett

Local elections or dry-run for independence referendum?

Gavin Corbett Mon 20 Mar

Tory attempts to turn council elections into a vote on Scotland’s future relationship to UK are desperate and patronising, argues Gavin Corbett

Councils provide many of the services we treasure. They fund nurseries and run our schools. They ensure there is social care for our older people. They look after our parks, streets, waste collections and libraries. Planning controls shape how our cities and towns look and feel.

Now, of course, people will argue about how well councils do these things. But few would dispute that they are vital services.