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Posts Tagged: Devolution
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
A serious devolution agenda would champion freedom from the suffocating tendrils of risk-averse Whitehall mandarins.
We cannot afford to have so much at risk of bandwidth bottlenecks in Westminster and Whitehall. It’s time to kickstart decentralisation.
Our premise is simple: users don’t need a plan to help them manage their addiction, they need a life plan to help them end their addiction.
A new era of optimism in Downing Street can bring positive changes for my area.
Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
Also: Next Prime Minister faces tricky questions on devolution, same-sex marriage, and abortion in Ulster; and May orders a review of devolution – will it do any good?
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
The Foreign Secretary has got tough with devocrats pursuing their own foreign policy, whilst his predecessor picks up several endorsements from Scottish and Welsh MPs.
To date, they have had to endure a parade of candidates speaking to Westminster, from Westminster, about Westminster.
Also: Mercer resigns over Government’s handling of historical allegations against veterans; and Welsh health minister fends off no-confidence vote after latest scandal.
Good luck to every Conservative standing for election today. Let us hope that in future much more power is devolved to the roles you are competing for.