UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Schools proposals show Tory localism only skin deep says Laws

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2010 11:22 GMT

"It’s now clear that the Tories would simply swap one form of central diktat with another," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Schools Secretary.

Commenting on today’s proposals to transfer school planning powers from local authorities to central Government, David Laws said:

“This shows that the Conservative commitment to ‘localism’ is only skin deep. 

“David Cameron keeps on pledging an end to the era of Whitehall Knows Best Government, but it’s now clear that the Tories would simply swap one form of central diktat with another.”