The Long and Winding Road to a Devolved Parliament in Scotland

        1960: The Long and Winding Road to a Devolved Parliament in Scotland 1967: In the late 1960s, support in Scotland for the pro-independence Scottish National Party was growing (seen spectacularly in Winnie Ewing’s victory at the Hamilton by-election of 1967). This created panic at Westminster and both Tory and labour Party’sContinue reading “The Long and Winding Road to a Devolved Parliament in Scotland”

The Scotland Bill – If You Wish To Keep A Cobra As A Pet – You Must First remove it’s fangs

    3 February 2015: If you wish to keep a cobra as a pet – First remove it’s fangs There is no guarantee that a future UK Government could not hold up Holyrood decision-making indefinitely under Scotland’s new devolution settlement, according to a Scotland Office minister. The Westminster establishment has repeatedly dismissed SNP claimsContinue reading “The Scotland Bill – If You Wish To Keep A Cobra As A Pet – You Must First remove it’s fangs”