Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson, Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones discuss the referendum on the UK’s EU membership.
Charlie Jeffery looks at the Conservatives conversion to EVEL and asks if it reflects genuine concerns about how England is governed or short-term tactical opportunism?
Charlie Jeffery looks at the current debate on the English question and how it is one of short-term political tactics.
Today’s announcement by William Hague of a range of options for English Votes for English Laws should be seen as the start of a wider process, says Charlie Jeffery.
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:
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.
The implications of the Smith Commission's report for the rest of the UK were highlighted both by the Prime Minister and leaders of English local government within a few hours of its publicatio