Update: Charles Moore makes some good points in his article in this morning's Sunday Telegraph. Specifically:
- PCCs were a Conservative policy before Cameron was leader ( implying that Cameron never got round to ditching the policy ).
- Nick Clegg tried hard to damage this democratic [policy - fearing the damage to Lib Dem chances at local elections.
- They key people who vote in elections are the elderly who will have had most difficulty in using the internet to access information - the government refusing the usual posting of election candidate information.
Perhaps I could also add that the most obvious attack on this people power was the removal of the term Sheriff from the plans and calling them PCC's ( I still can't remember precisely what the tla is for ).
Clearly Pleb Power wasn't popular in No 10.