Councils are the counterbalance

Local councils play a crucial democratic role pushing back against central diktats but they should remember that citizens need more than money to get through the COVID challenge, writes Claire in The MJ.

“…shutting down society for long periods does far more damage than killing small businesses and hospitality outlets. What is lost is community, dignity, freedom and civil society. Those lobbying for more lockdown measures seem to imagine that money offsets human, social deprivations.”

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