Four decades on, history seems likely to vindicate those who warned that devolution would undermine the United Kingdom.
Posts Tagged: Devolution
James Heywood: Johnson – “Brexity Hezza” or liberalising Thatcherite? Our new report sets out how he can be both.
At the Centre for Policy Studies, we’ve teamed up with Sajid Javid to come up with a comprehensive set of ideas for tackling the challenges ahead.
The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
The Party is keen to keep a lid on the issue ahead of next year’s Welsh elections, but disaffected activists and challenger parties are putting it on the agenda.
Ahead of next year’s elections, we have to show our sceptical voters that we’re not just another horse on the Cardiff Bay carousel.
Fay Jones: Welsh voters deserve better than the First Minister’s synthetic outrage and pointless one-upmanship
I won’t let fears of being branded ‘anti-devolution’ stop me calling out Drakeford’s deeply counterproductive conduct.
Also: Kawczynski clashes with colleagues over the future of Welsh devolution; Government capitulates on an Irish Sea border; and more.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
Scotland and Wales have both declined to adopt the Government’s new ‘Stay Alert’ formulation, raising the prospect of a rift in approach.
In order to maintain a UK-wide approach, the infrastructure for a ‘test, trace, and track’ strategy has to be in place across the board at the same time.
It may prove easier to maintain coordination when imposing the rules than easing them, especially if regional variegation is called for.
The biggest bone of contention is that parks are closed in Newport – despite the advice in England that they should stay open.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
Henry Hill: Labour’s new leader sets the party against Scottish independence… but toward federalist folly
By taking refuge once again in his party’s only idea, Starmer puts himself behind even Gordon Brown in his constitutional thinking.
Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.