Devolution – A Diplomatic Gift From Westminster Or A Poisoned Chalice Concocted to Destroy Scotland – Part 2

21 Jan

caltonjock

1999 – Devolution – Establishment of the Scottish Assembly

Westminster politicians, across the party’s did not embrace devolution with any degree of enthusiasm. The proposal was cynically introduced by Tony Blair as an election propaganda tool designed to encourage Scottish voters to join the labour party cause, namely getting rid of the centralising Tory party in the process further strengthening the Labour Party’s political base in Scotland.

The concept of devolution was further sold by the labour party to the Scottish public as being a return to local democracy, reversing the damage to Scottish society of 13 years of Tory centralising misrule. “New Labour” would devolve control of public and economic policy to Scotland.

Voting arrangements, introducing a strange hybrid form of proportional representation were put in place by the Labour government and the Lib/Dem’s ensuring there would be a permanent coalition government in Scotland to the exclusion of the…

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