Many nations - a challenge for federalists

OK.  It's clear that Scotland and England are different but it's a wee bit more complicated than that as the above graph shows. 


Would federal solutions help better reflect the aspiration of the different nations and regions?  Possibly but I'm not sure Tories would like to see their natural power base eroded to the southern counties. 

Will the SNP work with Plaid, Greens and others who want to see the dispersal of power?   We can only hope but it will require making common cause across parties and some generosity of spirit  to avoid the frustrations of Manchester. 

Can we get a new constitutional settlement for all the nations and regions of the UK?  Possibly - there are signs of some interest.  

But when they get into the reality of giving away real power, I think Westminster will cling onto every scrap it can. 

 

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