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Posts Tagged: Devolution
London gets over half the spending – but has less than five per cent of England’s roads.
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Brexit will provide new opportunities for the north-east to export across the world.
The row over the DUP fits into a long and inglorious tradition of mainland approbation towards, and ignorance of, Ulster Unionists.
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The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.
The Supreme Court recently made it very clear that the courtesies built into devolution do not diminish the sovereignty of Parliament.
An under-informed London media is allowing the province to be cruelly misrepresented. Ulster voices are the only antidote.
Jeffrey Dudgeon: I’m Northern Ireland’s best-known gay rights campaigner. And I see no problem with a Tory-DUP deal.
I was instrumental this year in getting the gay pardon legislation extended to Northern Ireland. Significantly, this was accomplished with the assent of the DUP.
The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
Instead the Party talks about “consolidation”, but is that just a sign that the reforms have no champion left in Number 10?
Conservatives in Scotland and Wales should make it their mission to break the stifling consensus in Cardiff and Edinburgh – and embrace cross-border comparisons.
Those looking to find what she really stands for may one day get an answer. But the point for the here and now is: she seeks to dominate the mainstream.