The ‘Funding Devo More’ launch

We held the Funding Devo More launch event in Edinburgh on Friday morning, with Willie Rennie MSP responding on behalf of the Scottish Lib Dems and Sarah Boyack MSP (a late replacement for Margaret Curran MP) responding for Labour.  Rachel Ormston of ScotCen also gave a presentation on the key parts of the results of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2012 that bear on the constitutional debate.

My presentation from the launch is now available HERE.  Rachel Ormston’s slides – particularly interesting on what she calls the ‘maximalists’, those who want significantly enhanced devolution for Scotland but not independence – are here.

To highlight events and other activities relating to this project for those using Twitter, we shall be using the hashtag #devomore.

I’m also going to be on BBC Radio Wales’s ‘excellent Sunday Supplement’ programme this coming Sunday (27 January) to talk about the report and its implications for Wales.  That should be at about 8.30 am.

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3 responses to “The ‘Funding Devo More’ launch

  1. Fareweel to all our Scottish fame
    Fareweel our ancient glory
    Fareweel even to our Scottish Cname
    Saefamed in martial story
    Now Sark rins to the Solway sands
    And Tweed rins to the Ocean.
    To mark where Englands province stands
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation

    What force or guile could not subdue
    Through many warlike ages
    Is wrought now by a coward few
    For hireling traitors wages
    The English steel we could disdain
    Secure in valours station.
    But English gold has been our bane
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation.

    I would, ere I had seen the day
    When treason thus could sell us
    My auld grey head had lain in clay
    Wi’ Bruce and loyal Wallace
    But pith and power ‘till my last hour
    I’ll make this declaration.
    We were bought and sold for English gold
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation.

  2. IndependentEngland

    “I’m also going to be on BBC Radio Wales’s ‘excellent Sunday Supplement’ programme this coming Sunday (27 January) to talk about the report and its implications for Wales”.

    We need someone to appear on BBC Radio England to talk about and report on its implications for England. Slight technical problem in that there is no BBC Radio England so I suppose BBC UK Radio 4 would have to do.

  3. Many outside England regard all the BBC networks as ‘English’, and a view that it’s a southern English station is something Radio 4 has struggled to overcome. But BBC Radio Wales (and Radio Scotland, for that matter) operate in much the same way as BBC local radio in England does; there are no BBC local stations in Scotland or Wales other than the ‘national’ ones.

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