Lesley chaired sessions at the 2013 COSLA Conference in St Andrews. She reports back
from a conference where the architect of the ‘Bedroom Tax’, Lord Freud
delivered a presentation. It was a tense session as Lesley recounts. Lesley later chaired a session where Nicola
Sturgeon ‘debated’ with Alistair Darling. She also outlines some of the protocols which
surrounded this ‘first’ clash of the ‘Leaders’ of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Shades of ‘Kennedy
and Nixon’. However, Lesley does gives a
broader perspective to a number of the ‘community’ related initiatives that
Local Authorities are facing up to.
Finally, Lesley and Andy Wightman were invited to take part
in a ‘Comrie Conversation’; a community which came together to talk about ‘independence’
at the grassroots. You’ll be surprised at the links in topics between COSLA and
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