West Lothian Question

Corbyn Urged To Appeal To Voters' 'English Patriotism'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour must stop associating the England flag with far-right extremism if it is to have a chance of winning back Brexit and Tory voters needed to win ...

The West Lothian Question: The McKay Commission's Answer

David Morrison | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Morrison

Tam Dalyell, then MP for West Lothian, asked this question in a House of Commons debate on 14 November 1977 on a Bill to give devolution to Scotland and continued to ask it in various forms in his unbending opposition to Scottish devolution. That is the West Lothian question...

The Mathematics of Devolution

John Watson | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Watson

Whatever one might think politically, the Scottish "No" vote avoids some nasty questions for those of us who live south of the border. Would we have found a new home for Trident? Would the reduction of clout have prevented us reforming the EU? Would it have lost us our seat on the Security Council?...

Mehdi Hasan

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 ...

Maybe It's Time We Just Went Federal

William Davie | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Maybe the time has come for the United Kingdom to become the Federated Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Germany, much like the US, is made up of sixteen federal states, each with their own leader and their government, overseen by the Federal Government in Berlin. Maybe this is what we should do...

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 ...

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?

Tam Dalyell: 'Abolishing Scottish Parliament Should Be An Option'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should be given the chance to vote on abolishing the Scottish Parliament, according to veteran Labour politician Tam Dalyell. “I ...

Poll Suggests Record Numbers Of English People Want Rid Of Scotland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

Just over a quarter of people in England support Scottish Independence, a new survey has found. In what would be welcome news for Scottish nationa...

Gove Warns Tories Over English 'Separatism'

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has warned fellow Conservatives that they may be driving Scotland towards independence by demanding additional rights for England. The...

English Votes For English Issues? Clegg Launches Commission

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

The thorny issue of the West Lothian Question - the ability of Scottish MPs being able to vote on laws that only affect England - is to be explored by...

Will the West Lothian Question Finally be Asked?

Stephen Canning | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Canning

For how long will English constituencies and English Honourable members tolerate...at least 119 Honourable Members from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland exercising an important, and probably often decisive, effect on English politics while they themselves have no say in the same matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?