Devolution

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...

Would the End of Great Britain Mean the Rebirth of Little England?

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Despite the gloomy economic circumstances, England has a lot to celebrate; it is a beautiful and tolerant multicultural society that has contributed a great deal to the world socially, politically and culturally. Yet the 'English question' has only been prodded and poked by the political classes rather than substantially addressed.

An Over-Centralised Welfare System Is Killing the United Kingdom

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

ew people realise that the UK is one of the most centralised welfare systems in the world. Whitehall controls healthcare, education, tax and benefits. Local government controls only social care and a few other minor services. It doesn't need to be this way.

Salmond's Choice

Henry C.H. Hill | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Henry C.H. Hill

In short, does he choose the chance of victory but risk his party, or privately concede the result in order to guarantee the unity of his base. It is a difficult judgement call that only he can make - but too many more half-measures and he may end up with the worst of both options, and the comforts of neither.

Is the SNP's Vision of an Independent Scotland a Progressive One

John Wight | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

As things stand, the shadow cast by the SNP and Salmond over Scottish independence is so great it is hard to conceive of another party or vision challenging its dominance in an independent Scotland post-referendum.

The Challenges Facing the Constitutional Convention

Henry C.H. Hill | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Henry C.H. Hill

A joined-up approach to devolution policy is long past due.

One Nation - Surely Ed Miliband Must Know That the English Don't Believe That Anymore?

Eddie Bone | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics
Eddie Bone

Examining his speech from an English perspective Undoubtedly the style of Ed Miliband's speech on 2 October 2012 at the Labour Party conference was l...

Long Live Equality for England!

Eddie Bone | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Eddie Bone

Over the next few years the tectonic plates of UK devolution will move and England's 1000 year existence will be challenged. Scotland's seismic decision to have a referendum on independence will bring a Tsunami of debate as to why the UK was created and it will become essential for England to unite and speak with one voice.

What Happens if Scotland Becomes Independent? The Butterfly Effect!

Eddie Bone | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
Eddie Bone

Imagine it is autumn 2024! It's 10 years after the SNP won their independence referendum. It's also 10 years after the Glasgow Commonwealth games which was widely credited as the time when public opinion swung in favour of Scottish independence.