Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day

Today is “Democracy Day”, a project running across BBC TV and Radio.  It’s fitting that in this same week, Nick Harvey and I have published proposals to bring decisions closer to those whom they affect: a prerequisite for real democracy in Britain.

Here on Liberal Democrat Voice, we have already had considerable debate over the merit of “devolution on demand” . . . → Read More: Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day

Reject or revise?

I suppose we should all know by now, but it still seems odd to me that the positions taken up by many Peers seem so at variance with their Party, their colleagues in the Commons and with their promises to the electorate in party manifestos.   In recent days Labour backbench Peers have been universally critical, to . . . → Read More: Reject or revise?

Radical Proposals for Devolved England

England could see up to 20 ‘mini-parliaments’ spring up to answer ‘the English Question’ under proposals published by two senior Liberal Democrat parliamentarians today.

In a major new publication from the liberal thinktank CentreForum, Lib Dem constitutional affairs spokesperson Lord Tyler, and former Defence Minister, Sir Nick Harvey MP, develop proposals for English devolution.

Tyler . . . → Read More: Radical Proposals for Devolved England