Flashcards in Devolution Deck (15)
how has devolution reduced calls for independence?
-None of the nationalist movements have been successful in achieving their aims of independence
- generally people happy as they are
do Wales want independence?
-Wales independence commonly less than 15%
-one poll it was 3%
what shows independence calls are still there ?
2014 Scottish independence referendum
what was the result of 2014 Scottish independence referendum
do Wales and Scotland have same power ?
Scotland has far more control of issues - control over issues that directly affect them both
what power do Wales and Scotland have?
scotland 0 tax varying powers of +-3% and primary legislative powers
Wales got secondary legislative powers
when did Wales get primary legislative powers
how has Brexit shown devolution to be successful ?
all parts of UK do not appear to see uncoupling from the UK as desirable
how did govts work together w/ Brexit ?
-May govt paid careful attention in consulting the devolved govts over exiting EU
-More unity than ever in achieving smooth exit from EU
which country also voted to leave EU?
how did Scotland and N.Ireland vote in Brexit?
Scotland 55.8% remain
N.Ireland 62.0% remain
what does scotland and Ireland voting remain mean for independence
legitimises argument for Scottish independence and irish unification
how have the SNP been doing in scotland ?
SNP’s push to exploit to express Scottish differences has been accompanied by opinion polls indicating falling rather than rising independence
how much money has been spent on devolution
2004, telegraph reported that labour devolved assemblies were costing about £650 million /year to run