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” This makes interesting reading. It does not wholly accord with my own views which are rooted in localism and radical liberalism. It suffers from Jackass syndrome where it is a horse designed by committee. That is not meant to be unkind, but merely descriptive. But it serves to highlight the issues.
For me it also serves to show how far we can get from democracy at times and how fragile it can be.
There is much work to do on the basis of this report.”