The Labour Party last week issued a pre-emptive strike on today’s proposals from the government on devolution to England.
Scotland’s big question was resolved on 18 September 2014. Early the next morning David Cameron opened up the English question, announcing:
In a consultation opening today the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set out provisional proposals for reforming the law that governs the conduct of elections and
Research shows that English voters prefer the option of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL), widely believed to be the frontrunner in the government’s consideration of the West Lothian Question.
As Scotland and the UK come to terms with the events of the night of 18 September, the focus of this site will adapt to the new questions posed by the constitutional chain reaction sparked by the r
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Neil McGarvey discusses the incorporation of local government in Smith Commission submissions from some of Scotland’s political parties.
The Smith proposals are radical: the devolution of extensive tax and welfare powers will make Scotland one of the most autonomous regions in Western Europe.
The Smith commission’s report is due for publication on Thursday morning.
This post originally appeared on the British Politics and Policy blog at LSE.