Tim Montgomerie and other supporters of the Tory part of the Cleggeron Coalition are getting very excited about a new Bill that will "give power back to the people". This is known as the Localism Bill, which will "let councils and communities run their own affairs". The first thing I should like to point out is that councils and communities are not the same thing and the difference between a bunch of politicians in County Hall and a bunch of politicians in Westminster is minuscule. In fact, the main difference is that, by and large, local politics is more corrupt.
The second question is the inevitable one: will this Bill empower local councils or, for that matter, communities to ignore or reject EU regulations if they are deemed to be inappropriate and the people agree?