Many people in England like the idea of more fiscal devolution to Scotland, on the basis that Scotland would then be responsible for raising much more of the money itself which it wishes to spend.
Ignore the Left-wing mumbo-jumbo and support a treaty that will make us all richer
Jack McConnell and Henry McLeish should take a hard look at themselves before criticising the current Holyrood leadership
But the Government does look as if it is listening to backbench supporters of a strong Recall Bill.
…So many of whom are in those Northern and Midlands marginals.
Like a latter-day Gladstone, the former Environment Secretary has come among us unmuzzled.
In the 1980 book ‘The Politics of Nationalism and Devolution’, (which he co authored with H Drucker)Gordon Brown accepted that on one of his two possible models for future devolution (and the one he favoured for Labour) Scottish MPs would be prevented from voting on English or Welsh domestic matters as the quid pro quo for devolution to Scotland of tax-raising powers.
Britain needs a constitutional convention – and a federal solution.
If a bus driver were heading towards the edge of a cliff, the passengers would try to seize control of the wheel in all cases except one. Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party would sit back in their seats, put on their most confident smiles, and tell each other they were going full-speed ahead in the right direction.
Comment: The run on Northern Rock might have been nipped in the bud had the compensation scheme not been overcomplicated by Whitehall
Scottish Ukip MEP David Coburn has been shouting off, as his way, about his party’s prospects north of the border in 2015. Mr Coburn is a curious character – and there is a certainly an element of bluster here.
The rise of Ukip and the SNP are signs of a nation that is no longer sure what it stands for
The TV election debates. Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go. Bring on Cameron and the seven dwarves.
P.S: Actually, it’s now unlikely that these will happen at all.
‘Coal is vital for the future energy needs of the world, so let’s have no demonisation of coal’ says PM
Alex Salmond was on Today this morning, muttering darkly about a new betrayal of Scottish voters from Westminster leaders. He was looking ahead to this afternoon’s debate on Scotland, where MPs will among other things, discuss the new plans for further devolution promised by leaders in their ‘vow’.
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