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The key to localism is to inspire the ladies in green quilted jackets

To truly embrace localism and bring control of local affairs to local people, a new generation of community organisations is needed. We need Community Land Trusts, cooperatives to bring back local shops, save dying pubs, bring fast broadband and generate sustainable power. All need strong leaders, good networks and to get started, political lobbying skills too. My thought for today is this: if we could inspire those ladies in green quilted jackets to champion localism, things would really start to move. ...

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