Surely they have seen enough zombie films to know that pumping yet more bullets into a zombie doesn’t work. Fresh tactics, not ‘more powers’, are needed.
Posts Tagged: Devolution
Labour administrations have undermined the constitutional settlement through misgovernment and pushing for more and yet more powers.
The broad constitutional consensus Starmer cited is fragile, and based on part on a substantial minority of unionists falsifying their preferences.
Garvan Walshe: Gloomy Sturgeon projects competence. The Government doesn’t – and the Union may be the price it pays.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
Today’s proceedings were about as watchable as a game of cricket where the batsman does not actually have to face the bowling in person.
Starmer attacks Johnson for breaking the “very broad consensus” on the constitution. The latter claims he meant the SNP’s record is the ‘disaster’.
Already bottom of the league of home nations in the PISA tables, this means we will fall further behind.
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
Henry Hill: The public want UK-wide rules for Christmas, but we’re a long way from a ‘Four Nations’ approach
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.
Funding that was wasted by the EU should not be handed over to be wasted by the Welsh Government.
The First Minister’s absurd decree banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ goods spotlights the tension between devolved lockdowns and reserved finances.
It worked so well the last ten times, after all. Also: Reckless defects to Abolish as controversy over Drakeford’s lockdown – and who’s paying – deepens.
We need a dedicated campaign team, treasurers to build a fighting fund, a mechanism for MPs to feed in ideas – and a Northern Party Board.
Matt Smith: An unenforceable travel ban. No NHS transmission data. 30,000 lost jobs. But where is the media scrutiny of Labour in Wales?
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
Gove says ministers will have to “look at the position” to bring the virus under control if agreement can’t be reached.