And today he's writing in The Telegraph - you'll have to look it up for yourselves because I can't cope with links on this 'tablet-thingie'. When he worked for Cameron in the early days of the last government I thought he was a bit of a middle-aged hippy with his casual style. When he resigned because he was pissed off with the soppy Lib-Dems blocking any sensible policies, he went up in my estimation but, alas, off he went to California and who could blame him. Now he's back, temporarily, and offering Dave some advice.
Mostly it is to urge Dave to go all out on devolution of Westminster powers to local authorities, beginning with city mayors but devolving more and more further down the line to the village level. Now, I ask myself why my immediate re-action to that is one of deep suspicion laced with cynicism? The mayoral system in America, it seems to me, lends itself to cronyism and corruption. And with the death of local newspapers who is going to watch the bastards? Then there is the question of competence! As we have seen with the Greens and Ukip, being a mouthy politician is not the same as being competent administrator or a thoughtful politician.
I will write more on this when I am in the comfort of my garret before my trusty desktop machine and mouse! Sorry for any typos.