August 7, 2018

Here’s a good example of why having devolved legislatures (legislative devolution) doesn’t work in practice. 

When one part of a unitary country, like the U.K., has its own devolved legislature it encourages that area to ignore it's given responsibilities (or devolved r...

November 3, 2017

It is always a mistake to define an idea in narrow, or dogmatic, terms and this is especially true in the case of Unionism. Doing so can lead to the failure of your idea to transmit to as large an audience as possible, which is very undesirable. However, there are cert...

January 13, 2017

It has been an incontestable fact amongst honest observers of the reality of legislative devolution that the various UK executives have, virtually since the beginning, been engaged in a process of illegally expanding the limits of their devolved remit by demanding, and...

December 12, 2016

Legislative devolution isn't working. Since its inception, its proponents have insisted that it would be a very positive thing for Britain. They said it would simply be 'autonomy within the UK' and would strengthen the country by eliminating nationalism (forever, we we...

March 4, 2016

When a majority of Scots rejected separation on September 18th 2014, many believed that they were voting to preserve the parliamentary union on which the British state is based. Certainly, that is what their answer to the question on the ballot paper indicated. It is h...

February 26, 2016

Federalism has become the latest fashionable trend in the UK’s constitutional debate, an easy middle-ground for politicians who want to reach out to unionists and nationalists alike, or to maintain a vaguely pro-UK stance while avoiding the charged label of “unionist”....

February 19, 2016

On the 19th September 2014, a majority of Scots were able to breathe a sigh of relief as the nation firmly rejected separation. It was an opportunity to draw a line in the sand after a traumatic eighteen months or so in which the future of the UK hung in the balance. T...

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