Also: DUP gear up for enhanced role whilst working on border compromise; and Holyrood committee shows its teeth and plunges SNP policy into chaos.
Posts Tagged: Devolution
Hammond tries to lure Stormont back to its feet with yet more powers; Scots Tories highlight Budget role; and more.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Divert funds from easing tuition fees into funding Further Education; sensible railway investment in the North; and refocus devolution on cities.
Also: Scottish Labour plunge into chaos again as interim leader resigns; Brokenshire threatens MLAs’ pay; MPs debate ‘indyref2’; and more.
Most of the powers involved in ordering the Single Market are technical and trivial-seeming, but supporters of Section 11 of the Withdrawal Bill see danger ahead.
Also: Brokenshire challenges Brussels to find a ‘creative solution’ for Northern Ireland; Jones faces calls to quit after colleague’s apparent suicide; Salmond bids for control of anti-independence paper.
If the Northern Irish Office is manifestly unwilling to move towards direct rule, it has no leverage against Ulster’s recalcitrant legislators.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
Also: Brokenshire announces progress in Ulster devolution talks; Plaid Cymru break off compact with Labour; and Northern Irish Speaker accused of paramilitary links.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.
A hopelessly centralised system is now holding back the delivery of care that is tailored to individual needs.