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Role of Welsh MPs could be limited

Role of Welsh MPs could be limited | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish MPs could see their roles limited if proposals to give English MPs more say on laws for England are brought in.
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BBC News - Scotland's future

BBC News - Scotland's future | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

Scotland's future... collection of articles, interactives, and topical explanations about Scotland's proposed independence.

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PM to push 'Yes' vote for mayors

PM to push 'Yes' vote for mayors | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron is to urge cities across England to take a "once in a generation chance" to seize change by backing directly-elected mayors.
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Devolution: A Beginner's Guide

Devolution: A Beginner's Guide | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
What is devolution and how has it changed how Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are governed?

 

This article with videos, charts and images was designed as a primer for UK voters for the 2010 election to understand who devolution in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland were reshaping the political landscape in the United Kingdom.  It is general enough that even though it is outdated as a news story, it serves as a concrete example from geography students to understand the processes and reasons for a decentralization of political power.


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Paige McClatchy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:51 PM

The devolution of the United Kingdom is taking place at a legistlative level right now- if/when will Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland vote to actually secede? The article made mention that people in Britain are starting to get angry that they are subsidizing programs in Scotland that the English pay for themselves. What are the benefits to being a part of the United Kingdom? What's the best balance of power for all involved?

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:21 PM

This shift can reshape the countries in many ways, financially, and the over all quality of life. A place will do better with connections than standing alone. This may help with international relation issues and build new relationships. When places depend on one another it can reshape the Country. It can also help with investment and jobs. 

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 8, 11:44 AM

The parliament in London is shifting more power to Scotland and other areas in what is called devolution.  This reflects a push for more independence of countries in the UK that are not England. In order to keep the UK together concessions must be made, this devolution is the British Parliament's efforts to keep the UK intact.

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Deal gives Holyrood new tax power

Deal gives Holyrood new tax power | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Holyrood is to be given new income tax and borrowing powers as part of a deal struck between the Scottish and UK governments.
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Bilingual public services plan

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Welsh speakers would be able to access fully bilingual public services if new plans outlined for the language are given the go-ahead.
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'English exceptionalism' threat

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The education minister in Wales accuses the UK government of "English exceptionalism" and making decisions without regard for devolution.
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Elected mayors 'need more powers'

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Elected mayors should have powers extending beyond city boundaries so they can "foster economic growth", a report suggests.
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'No compromises' in Union battle

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Scottish Conservatives are urged to offer "no compromises" to the SNP in their battle to keep the Union.
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More than just words

More than just words | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
But who will call the tune?


“DO YOU agree that Scotland should be an independent country?” If Alex Salmond gets his way, that will be the main question confronting his compatriots in the autumn of 2014.
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