The West Lothian Question

@article{Bogdanor2010TheWL,
  title={The West Lothian Question},
  author={V. Bogdanor},
  journal={Parliamentary Affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={63},
  pages={156-172}
}
  • V. Bogdanor
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Devolution was seen as a solution to the perceived lack of legitimacy of British government in the non-English parts of the UK. It has potentially transferred the legitimacy question to England, particularly when that UK government is dependent upon the votes of Scottish MPs. The various responses - an English Parliament, English Votes for English Laws, and English regional assemblies - will not work. Asymmetrical devolution could, however, prove perfectly stable. But it may well undermine… CONTINUE READING
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