West Lothian question
'Progressive patriotism' needed to win key seats in England.
Labour must stop associating the England flag with far-right extremism if it is to have a chance of winning back Brexit and
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...
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?...
In a parliamentary debate on devolution to Scotland and Wales on 14 November 1977, the then Labour MP for West Lothian, Tam
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...
Revolutionary changes to the way MPs vote on laws would cause chaos in Parliament and be a huge blow for the Labour Party
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?
Scottish voters should be given the chance to vote on abolishing the Scottish Parliament, according to veteran Labour politician
Just over a quarter of people in England support Scottish Independence, a new survey has found. In what would be welcome