For the Brits: Coalition gets something rightSubmitted by Solly Gratia on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 06:03
Apologies for posting UK news here, but this has been so under reported in the UK that others might not have seen it. I certainly couldn't find an item on the pro-EU BBC News website.
From Eric Pickles, MP:
The Coalition Government has abolished regional government. The unelected Regional Assemblies/Regional Chambers, the Government Offices for the Regions, the Regional FiReControl programme, the Regional Development Agencies have been terminated, as is intended for the Regional Spatial Strategies, subject to the strategic environment assessment process outlined in my statement of 3 September 2012, Official Report, Column 5WS.
John Redwood reported it on his blog, but did not give a link.