Devolution

The Union Itself Wasn't Broken... But Politics Certainly Is

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Should devolution extend to England too? Should Scotland now get the 'devo max' option that didn't appear on the ballot paper? Should Scottish MPs continue to vote on English-only issues in Parliament? These are all thorny issues as we want to decide what the Union should look like to bring it up to date.

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What Is The West Lothian Question And Is There An Answer To It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

In a parliamentary debate on devolution to Scotland and Wales on 14 November 1977, the then Labour MP for West Lothian, Tam Dalyell, rose to his feet ...

Time for a New Start

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The people of Scotland have taught the rest of us an invaluable lesson. They have shown us that people do still care about the country they live in, its future, and how it is governed, and that they can become engaged, enthusiastic and passionate if they believe their views will make a real difference. So surely we can learn that lesson and build on it. Now it's time for the rest of us to demand that we too are given the same opportunity to make our voices heard, so that we too can have a say in what kind of country we and our children will live in.

Now The North's Newspapers Have United To Demand Devolved Power

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

Following Scotland's historic referendum vote, regional newspapers in northern England have united to launch a campaign for greater powers in the nort...

Clegg: Scottish Independence Would Mean Change For How Scottish MPs Vote In Westminster

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

The way Scottish MPs vote at Westminster will have to change if new powers are handed to the Scottish Parliament in the event of a No vote in the refe...

The Issue With Scottish Independence Is Not 'Yes' Or 'No', It Is When and How

Malory Nye | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

I feel in my bones that perhaps, yes quite maybe, that the time is now right to say The Time is Now, the time for Scotland to take charge of ourselves. A once in a lifetime opportunity for peaceful independence for Scotland should not be missed.

The Case for an English Parliament Is About to Become Unanswerable - The Left Should Support It

Paul Embery | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

The Left should be out of the blocks quickly when the debate over devolution for England begins in earnest after the probable no vote next Thursday. And we should shape the campaign for a new settlement in our own image - an image that draws on every democratic and radical movement England has produced from the Levellers and Diggers to the Chartists, from the early Christian socialists to the Jarrow marchers, from Tolpuddle to the Suffragettes, from Wat Tyler to the pioneers of the New Unionism.

'No' Campaign Accused Of 'Utter Panic' As Gordon Brown Sets Out Further Devolution For Scotland

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has announced plans for a timetable to give the Scottish Parliament more powers if voters reject independence in ne...

Salmond Says Yes Vote Would Make Scotland 'Wealthiest Country In The World To Declare independence'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scotland would be the wealthiest country in the world to become independent if there is a Yes vote in four weeks' time, Alex Salmond has said. The Fir...

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

Billy Bragg Takes On Peter Hitchens On What It Means To Be English

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

On Newsnight on Thursday, musician and activist Billy Bragg took on columnist Peter Hitchens on what it means to be English, though the most interesti...

Multicultural Britain 2.0 Is the Best Answer to Ukip: We Need to Learn How to Live at Ease With Our Diversity

Malory Nye | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

There have been many predictions that both the Conservatives and Labour will move to the right in the next year, out of fear of the impact of Ukip's anti-multiculturalism. I am not sure if this is the necessary and 'politically correct' route to ensure electoral success in 2015.

Is Westminster Covering Up The Truth About Scottish Independence?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Westminster has been accused of burying the findings of an opinion poll on Scottish independence because it apparently showed a "surge" in support for...

Mebyon Kernow, the Party for Cornwall, to Make the Case for a Cornish National Assembly

Rob McNamara | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McNamara

On Wednesday, Mebyon Kernow will launch a White Paper outlining the case for Cornish devolution and the creation of a Cornish National Assembly...

Enhanced Devolution Would Make Scotland More Powerful, Says Gordon Brown

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for a "fairer deal" for Scotland, but urged people not to break up the union. In a constituency speec...

The Scottish Referendum

Peter Ingram | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Ingram

Cameron needs the Scottish people to reject independence in order to boost his own fortunes. To this end Cameron's inner cabinet has made this month a...

'An Act Of Self-Belief'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A vote for Scottish independence would be an "act of national self-belief", Alex Salmond argued today. The First Minister used his keynote speech a...

The Evolution Of DEVolution

Bwoywonder | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

DEVolution is Pete Devereux & Tom Devos, (see what they did there?) a pair of bass bumpin', busy bodies who just can't seem to take a breather from making bangers. Regulars at the you've-made-it-as-a-DJ super club, FABRIC, we sat down to find out more about their latest E.P, Transition.

A Year to the Union: Why's Carwyn silent?

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

In a year's time, the people of Scotland will go to the polls not only to decide their own destiny but to decide the route we all take as a united country. The United Kingdom for Wales is simply too important to dismiss.

Elderly Scottish Man Attacked 'For Singing Pro-Independence Song'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

An elderly man was attacked by a "monstrous woman," after he started singing a Scottish independence-inspired song on the streets of Edinburgh. Jam...

Labour Would Be Hammered By Constitutional Change

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics

Revolutionary changes to the way MPs vote on laws would cause chaos in Parliament and be a huge blow for the Labour Party, critics warn. Proposals ...

DEVolution Set To Release New EP 'Transition'

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

DEVolution have announced "Transition", a four-track EP set for release on August 25th 2013. The eclectic tone and lustrous beat found on the first track "Admire" was premiered on Mista Jam's BBC 1Xtra show, earlier this month which was a taste of things to come from the duo this year.

Salmond's Scotland: Independence Without Independence

Richard L Wood | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Richard L Wood

It is clear that the SNP's version of independence is not full independence and that could be detrimental to Scotland. The report supported by the Scottish government to retain the same welfare set-up with the UK has been the latest report to exemplify this point.

English Devolution - The Next Step Towards a Fairer System?

Richard L Wood | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

The stories of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolution have generally been successful. But is it time to take a step further and give England its own parliament? Should we take a another leap down the road to federalism? And what will its repercussions be?

Give London The Same Powers As Scotland And Wales, Says Boris

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson wants London to be given the same financial powers as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The mayor said it was time to treat the c...