federalism

The man who would be king of Scotland has proved himself once again to be a politician's politician. The statesmanship Alex Salmond showed by resigning at the end of an unsuccessful referendum has been matched only by his realpolitik in returning to Westminster politics...
David Cameron has been accused of "blackmail" after he warned that Britain could leave the EU if a federalist becomes the
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?
So, it seems getting rid of Gaddafi was the easy part. Building a democratic Libya based on the rule of law and where everyone is pulling in the same direction is clearly going to be much trickier.
Four years ago today, gunmen under orders from Burma's dictatorship came to a house in Thailand in broad daylight and shot dead a man as he sat on his veranda. The man who was assassinated was the General Secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU), Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, one of the most prominent spokesmen for Burma's ethnic nationalities.
The 2011 local election results were understandably greeted with enthusiasm by Conservatives. Pundits predicted losses of up to 500 council seats, but in the end the Conservatives gained 80. The national voter share of 35% was almost equivalent to Labour's 37%. Not bad for a party that has had to take some tough economic decisions.