Sunday, 16 November 2008

Devolution v2.0.

Get it?

"THE SCOTTISH parliament should have fewer powers rather than more, according to a former Scotland Office minister. In comments which will infuriate the SNP, David Cairns says that instead of trying to add to its powers by importing them from Westminster, Holyrood should be giving away more of its own responsibilities to councils, health boards and housing associations. He says this next phase of devolution, which he terms "Devolution v2.0", should be as "bold and radical" as the creation of the parliament in 1999."

Proof, if it was needed, that there are still tensions between Labour MPs and their devolved colleagues in the Scottish Parliament over the future course of devolution.

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