This morning David Cameron called for a rushed through, Westminster-based, top-down, politician-led approach to solving the questions around UK-wide devolution. I wasn’t impressed. I said that: This is an unprecedented chance to extend similar powers down from the centre to the whole of the UK. The Labour Party – in every corner of this land – has an important role to play in the renewal of our society and democracy that must take place. We must end top down Westminster […]
Miliband calls for UK Constitutional Convention – and the whole country will have a say, not just politicians
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“Our country only works for a tiny elite few at the top, and this Labour Party knows that must change” – Miliband responds to the referendum result
This morning, Ed Miliband gave a speech, following on from Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling, in which he responded to the results of the referendum. He clearly emphasised that although Scotland voted to remain part of the UK, this was the beginning...
With the votes counted, and Scotland voting NO to independence, Alistair Darling – head of the Better Together campaign – gave this speech on the referendum outcome. He stressed that although Scotland had voted NO, this doesn’t mean...
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The outcome of the Scottish referendum answers decisively the question on independence. But the issues unleashed and feelings exposed in the campaign will mean further important action for Labour, action to address the economic disaffection and political...
So it’s a No. But the process of constitutional change is only just beginning. While it is not yet clear precisely what additional powers on tax, spending and welfare, the Scottish Parliament will get, the binding pledge of the main Westminster...
Well that was close. Not as close as it might have been. But far too close. We never should have got to such a position, but post-mortems can wait until tomorrow at least. There are bigger issues at stake. This is certainly no time for triumphalism....
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Well that was close. Not as close as it might have been. But far too close. We never should have got to such a position, but post-mortems can wait until tomorrow at least. There are bigger issues at stake. This...
The air hangs thick this morning with the referendum. Last night a deep fog rolled down across Edinburgh, but in reality it is the campaign which has blotted the vision and stopped even the keenest of...
I’m pretty well known for writing from a personal perspective. So I thought a column comparing the pain I feel about the referendum to the pain of my divorce would be easy to write. maybe a little...
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