Re: Re: Government-by-numbers
Out of interest, JPD, have you ever seen other patterns of rural development, for example in the purely agricultural areas of France? I mention France because it’s probably the most pro-rural country in Europe and they fiercely promote rural development. Funnily enough, they don’t have endless bungalows and mock-georgian mansions dotted along every roadside miles from any village. Nearly all development happens in towns, villages and hamlets.
I’d doubt you’d be interested in anything like that though. I get the impression that promoting the interests of rural Ireland and trying to work out how to improve the country comes second in your list of interests compared to whipping yourself into a lather of indignation at your imagined oppression of “country people” by “Dublin 4 types”.