What price politics?
by John Craig
How much is good political leadership worth? Billions? Trillions? Very possibly. Today the Tories suggest cutting the number of MPs, not because it will help us to make better decisions but to save a few million pounds. If political parties need state funding, as the power inquiry suggested, surely our politicians should have the courage to put this to the public. Building everyday democracy demands that we face difficult conversations rather than avoid them.