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The British Constitution$
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Anthony King

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001

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The Ghost of Local Government

The Ghost of Local Government

(p.151) 7 The Ghost of Local Government
The British Constitution

Anthony King

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a debate on whether local government was a good thing or a bad thing. Local government had few detractors but many admirers, most of whom saw it as reflecting a distinctively British value of local pride and initiative. Inconsistency, duplicity, inefficiency, friction, costlines, mutual contempt and loathing, unpredictability, and changing were among the characteristics of local government that were believed by the party that was against it.

Keywords:   local government, debate, central government, inconsistency, duplicity, inefficiency, friction, costlines, mutual contempt, loathing

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