Greens look to Brazil to give voters budget powers

The Edinburgh Evening News and STV Edinburgh have both given prominent coverage to the proposal, by Green councillor, Maggie Chapman, to devolve power over some budgets to local people.  It has been practised in Brazil for over two decades.  It is a pity, then, that the Lib Dem-led Council has been so dismissive of it – typical of a “We-Know-Best” culture in the City Chambers.