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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Archive for November, 2014

Devolution calls continue

Posted by davidburbage on November 30, 2014

I must admit I was rather busy on Friday morning and missed the email asking for signatures to a call for more devolution; certainly would have signed it (note to Gary – add me please!) as the increasing powers to Scotland further highlight the woefully inequitable arrangements within the UK for English citizens.

The Scots will now be able to set my income tax, and their own, but I can’t vote on their taxes (or health or education or transport or loads of other things) – but they can continue to do that on ours.

Why? A proper piece of devolution from Westminster to local authorities would go some way to address this discrimination against English voters, and allow us more of a say in our own local matters…… am sure English MPs will consider this when they sort out English Votes for English Laws!

 

 

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Royal Borough’s Grammar investigation highlighted on TV

Posted by davidburbage on November 8, 2014

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Thanks to the highlighting of the options we’re considering for secondary school expansion, which has been picked up by Theresa May, we made the BBC London News. The best comment on the news clip came from a resident, who said “we’re allowed to apply for grammar schools from the county, so why can’t we have one in the county and save all the travel problems”.

Quite.

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