So now we know, after months of enquiring into exactly who will occupy all the homes CEC plans to build in its daft (oops, sorry, I meant draft) Local Plan, we finally have an answer.
According to Councillor Brendan Murphy in his Express column of October 16, homes built as part of new developments in Cheshire could be occupied by people from Greater Manchester.
So, a Conservative council must ignore the fervently held opinion of its largely Conservative residents to comply with the dictum of a Conservative Government.
It’s hard to see where democracy comes into that.
There has to be a finite amount of tolerance even among Cheshire’s dyed-in-the-wool Tories.
I’m not sure who the Chancellor listens to when he is in his constituency but it clearly isn’t local residents.
Of course, disaffected Tories are not going to vote Labour but I’m betting UKIP will do very well.
Unlike the three major parties, they are not tainted by the past and have a healthy scepticism towards the overbearing bureaucracy of Brussels.
The EU referendum promised, then hastily withdrawn by Mr Cameron post election, is far more likely to take place under UKIP.
When the views of local residents are bulldozed by a Conservative council to satisfy a Conservative Government, Tory voters are going to lose faith in democracy and express their anger any way they can.