Are you a councillor who believes that local authorities should have more power?
Or a Conservative activist who wants the party to set out in more detail what it would do in office? Or a patriot who feels that too much power has been ceded to Brussels?
Or simply an intelligent person in search of a good read?
Well, my friends, I have just the thing. The Plan: Twelve months to renew Britain, co-authored by me and Douglas Carswell, a Conservative MP, sets out a comprehensive plan to restore purpose to the ballot-box, dignity to the legislature and freedom to the individual.
"Douglas and Dan show how a future government could actually shift powers back, from Brussels to Westminster, from Whitehall to town halls, from the state to the citizens. Things do not have to be as they are.
The Plan shows how we can change our country for the better," writes Boris Johnson
"There is real power and integrity in their analysis, and it presents a conundrum for Cameron. The Tory leader can only remain true to his ideas by relinquishing power on a massive scale-to communities and to Parliament" says Peter Oborne <http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=3D10479> in the current issue of Prospect.
Other critics, too, have been generous (see, for example, John Redwood <http://www.johnredwoodsdiary.com/2008/10/15/in-praise-of-the-plan/> , Dizzy <http://dizzythinks.net/2008/09/plan.html> , John Laughland <http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/3556> , Donal Blaney http://donalblaney.blogspot.com/2008/10/plan-12-months-to-renew-britain.html and ConservativeHome
And here's the best bit, amigos: we can do all these things in just one 12-month parliamentary session. You don't believe me? Read the book. You can it from www.renew-britain.com <http://www.renew-britain.com/> or through Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plan-Twelve-Months-Renew-Britain/dp/0955979900/ref=3Dsr_1_1ie=3DUTF8&s=3Dbooks&qid=3D1228341406&sr=3D1-1
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