By Lawrence Fullick
To the Western Gazette, 3 January 2002
N SCRASE of UKIP seems to have a Brussels bee in his bonnet when he thinks Regional Assemblies will report to EU institutions.
I look forward to elected Regional Assemblies in each of our domestic economic planning regions putting us on a par with Scotland, Wales and the German regions in our capacity to speak for ourselves and attract investment, in place of the feeble quangos which try to do this job at present.
Once we have regional elected bodies able to take strategic decisions it will be possible to eliminate the cumbersome two-tier local government system which exists outside the conurbations and thereby save money
At present too much power lies with officials at Westminster and its regional outposts which our increasingly presidential system of government falls to control democratically.
Treasurer, Federal Union