Whitehall and its compliant dummies at the helm of the NHS and local government will frustrate and subvert any effort to decentralise control to local communities. The coalition's ministers are easily frightened by the mandarins, scared of change by the bogeymen of local democracy. So yet again we have the expensive illusion of decentralisation whilst the feudal steel and glass towers of PwC and the rest rise like castle keeps above a captive nation. What a waste.
We're almost a year on from the election and already the Coalition's first great betrayal is obvious to all. Cameron is just a weak, foolish, intellectually ungifted scion of the State after all.