Local elected councils are at ground zero for the political issues of the day. Not just environmental issues and building development. Waste disposal, water management, social support, energy, and roads all intersect at the local level. Darryl’s sister Tamara regales Rosie with her political views.
“The cities take everything and give nothing back. Not just taxes. They take our best and brightest kids, lure them away to better education and careers. Leave behind the dregs.”
Those dregs, presumably, are her future constituents. What she says is interesting though.
“Sort of like imperial systems have always worked. The British, for example. Took the cream of local talent, sent them away to England for education, turned them into good little imperial servants, and deprived the colonised countries of their leadership. Diabolical.”