In the third piece in our three-part mini-series, the Thirsk and Malton MP explores how the North East might help the One Yorkshire dream to come true.
Posts Tagged: Devolution
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
Also: Border Force recruitment sparks fear of hard border for Wales; SDLP denies rumours that it will step aside for Fianna Fail; and more.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
Evidence is mounting that the Assembly simply doesn’t – and perhaps can’t – deliver good government consistently. But the deal which founded it is treated as holy writ.
Also: Plaid leader refuses to support the Government over Salisbury; Foster suggests ‘shadow assembly’ for Northern Ireland; and more.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Also: Commons gives Bradley the power to cut MLA’s pay – but the Government insists that it isn’t introducing direct rule.
Also: Bradley talks up pay cut for MLAs; Williamson to protect troops from SNP tax hike; Foster attacks Varadkar for overstepping in talks; and more.
Henry Hill: SNP square up for court battle as Holyrood chief says their Brexit bill is unconstitutional
Also: AMs vote to publish inquiry into whether Jones leaked Sargeant’s sacking; Davidson announces Tory push to form Scottish Government; and more.
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
The Prime Minister, despite her personal unionism, is setting a course for stormy constitutional waters. It will fall to her successors to navigate them.
Also: Scottish Tory MPs break ranks for clean Brexit; Welsh Conservatives demand Jones publishes leak inquiry; Smith attacks Murrison over loyalist’s invitation; and more.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.