Thursday, February 18, 2010


John Lewis vs EasyJet. Below the political rhetoric is an interesting argument over the nature of governance. Labour plans to concentrate on mutualism with people paid to participate; the Conservatives aim for pick-and-mix services.

Labour is planning to rebrand one of its local authorities as Britain's first "John Lewis council", offering council tax rebates to residents in exchange for helping to run services, in a direct challenge to the Conservatives' pioneering "easyCouncil".

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