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Posts Tagged: Devolution
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Matt Smith: After two wasted decades, it is for the Conservatives to deliver the “devolution dividend” to Wales
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Setting aside the Ulster-specific sections, the proposals for reviving Stormont pledges frictionless trade with the mainland and a commitment on legacy prosecutions.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
Adrian Mason: Why should non-Labour North Wales be the prisoner of the socialist monopoly in South Wales?
What has been the Conservative Party ‘s response at Westminster to this situation? Incredibly, it has been to offer Wales even more devolution.
This Government could revolutionise the public sector and allow a very different vision of devolution.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
Andy Maciver: Johnson must change the Scottish Conservatives’ policy on a second independence referendum
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
The two most likely candidates are both Welsh-speaking Brexiteers – but hail from different parts of the principality and differ on devolution.
Fraser Raleigh: We must continue to campaign for the Union – and shun loose talk of trading off Scottish votes for English ones
As we champion the Union, we need to recognise that each nation is having a subtly different conversation with itself about its future.
Analysis of current polls shows the Party picking up nine or ten seats; my own sources suggest it will be more like six.
Garvan Walshe: Nobody except the Catalan separatists will gain from Spain’s second election of the year
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
Jack Airey: How to unleash the power of the Union 2) Infrastructure can reinforce the United Kingdom
Upgrading the UK’s infrastructure is an opportunity to bind places closer through trains and trade.