Is like clockwork… A UK-wide Constitutional Commission: “It’ll consider how we can make sure that powers coming back from Brussels are not just centralised in Westminster….but are shared across the regions and nations of the United Kingdom” Speech is here. Video is here:
It’s a great step one – smuggling in English regional devolution into the Scottish independence question. It makes sense to introduce the Stockholm-Syndromed British to that f-word; federation.
A four-nation federation doesn’t make any sense. Either Scotland would be outvoted by England on everything and nothing changes from the present system – or, with the four nations with equal representation means the Scottish citizen’s democratic voice is ten times louder than an English citizen.
Only a many-member federation makes any kind of sense and this is a significant step from the Labour leader’s first big policy speech. All progressives should engage with that Commission. A 12-member UK federation is how we get better, reform, get PR, rejoin the EU. This is the way.
The Debate On Starmer’s Speech