John Whittingdale – British politician with more than 30 years of experience in various key government and parliamentary positions. Before being elected to Parliament in 1992, he served as Political Adviser of the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Mr. Whittingdale currently is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Culture, Media and Sport of the House of Commons and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. As director of the British-Ukrainian Society, he actively supported democratic reforms in Ukraine.
We still should try to continue our joint way, providing certain rules, specific competences, in this case to the Scottish Parliament, at the regional level, at the provincial level, at the level of municipalities. And this entails more responsibility in domestic and foreign affairs, encouraging the adoption of more decisions by representatives, because people really understand that it is their concerns, that they have a say in this.
Power can be realized much better if decisions are taken at the lowest level. When local authorities are addressing local problems. In this case, the population is much more satisfied with the work of the political systems.