I’m sure most readers have already noticed that this week the Guardian has been running a series of items about the UK’s territorial politics, under the banner ‘Disunited Kingdom’. Of particular interest to me have been pieces by John Curtice about public opinion (here), and an interview with Alex Salmond (here). The whole series can be found here.
What’s particularly encouraging about the series is that I’m told by those involved that it marks the start of much more thorough coverage of devolution- and territorial-related issues by the Guardian, and won’t just be a week’s flash in the pan. I do hope that is true; the issues involved merit more extensive coverage than they have had up to now, particularly in England.
As part of this series, I took part in a discussion recorded on Thursday chaired by Hugh Muir with Joan McAlpine MSP and Michael White from the Guardian. This was a pretty wide-ranging tour d’horizon of most of the big questions devolution raises, and will be a ‘Guardian Focus’ podcast. It’s available here.