What geographical area is being described here?
“Our rulers need to understand democracy is not solely about getting a majority of votes in the ballot box … Far beyond that, democracy is a culture of inclusiveness, openness, human rights and freedom of speech, for each and every one, regardless of whichever party they voted for. It is the realisation of the very core of democracy that has been sorely lacking in [this place] today”.
No, not East Devon – Turkey – but it could just as well apply here. Citizens denied a voice at committees, particularly a voice at planning committees, where committees (particularly the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its Task and Finish group on the East Devon Business Foru,, all of us who are not the favoured few apparently denied a voice before the all-powerful Executive and the Executive in thrall to its Leader and the CEO.