20 years of devolution: has it been a success?

This year marks two decades since the people of both Scotland and Wales voted ‘yes’ to devolution in referendums promised by Labour’s victorious 1997 manifesto. Blair was confident that devolved governments in Scotland and Wales would mean “the Union will be strengthened and the threat of separatism removed”. Since then, major policy areas such as education, health and housing have been dictated in […]

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Scottish independence in the shadow of Brexit

First and foremost, this is not a piece in favour of Scottish independence. Arguably, it isn’t even one in favour of granting Scotland another referendum. However, I do wish to think through these issues and point out the hypocrisy in denying Scotland another referendum. Contradictory? Perhaps, but let’s move on. It is obvious that another […]

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