What a democratic revolution in the Somerset town of Frome could teach our political class - Comment - Voices - The Independent
Following of from that, the book 'Flatpack Democracy' came out:
Flatpack Democracy - a DIY Guide to Creating Local Politics.
Britain today has a dysfunctional political system. Many politicians are making decisions to meet their own needs or those of their Party, not the needs of the people they serve.
This DIY guide is based on what is happening in Frome, Somerset where after years of missed opportunities, a group of local residents took control of their town council and set about making politics relevant, effective and fun.
'Flatpack Democracy' is both the story of what happened and an instruction manual for taking political power at a local level, then using it to enable people to have a greater say in the decisions that affect their lives.
Flatpack Democracy: A Guide to Creating Independent Politics: Amazon.co.uk: Peter Macfadyen: 9781899233229: Books
It was greatly praised on the Transition Network:
10 Tips for Revitalising Local Democracy
These are the latest entries from the writer Peter MacFadyen's book:
Home - Flatpack Democracy
And if you liked that, you might like these, both by Peter Oborne:
Lies, damned lies and politics - Telegraph
The Establishment is dead. But something worse has replaced it - The Spectator