Published: 21st Mar 2011

I’ll be the first to admit that in the past I’ve enjoyed a bit of local authority officer bashing through my New Start column.  Luckily for me they still invite me to their parties and regard what I say as a load of old tripe. However, I was horrified to discover that I’ve been fraternising with the enemies of enterprise. In his recent speech to the Welsh Conservative party conference, David Cameron made it very clear who’s preventing this country from economic recovery; its government regulators, town hall planners and local authority procurement officers. Admittedly the ones I was drinking with earlier this week had sipped a few small sherries, but they were firmly of the belief that all their paper shuffling was done only to achieve the policies created by democratically elected local and national politicians. Their feelings were very hurt, believe me. How come he’s not blaming the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)