Devolution All Round: A Manifesto for 2005

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Although the Conservative party may be quick to criticise the new White Paper on regional assemblies, there are plenty of reasons why it should embrace devolution to the English regions as the centrepiece of its own campaign at the next general election.Such a change is worthwhile on constitutional grounds alone, and - much more importantly - is politically workable and consistent with core Conservative views on the reform of public services, liberty and Europe.

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