12 Ways the New Prime Minister can Strengthen British Union


AFFG Activists in Ayr on 6-7-19 (Pic: AFFG)

If the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is looking for ways to strengthen the British Union he should start here. The titles in bold link directly to the articles which develop the point further. Alistair McConnachie is the author of these 12 articles.

Section 1: DEVOLVED MATTERS TO DO PROPERLY

1. CHANGE THE 'DEVOLUTION SETTLEMENT' AND GET IT THE RIGHT WAY ROUND

We examine what is meant by the phrase "the devolution settlement"; why this particular form of "settlement" is wrong from a unionist perspective; and how it can be improved to properly reflect the true Unitary Nation-State nature of the United Kingdom.

2. STOP CALLING THE HOLYROOD ADMINISTRATION 'A GOVERNMENT'

There is only one Government in Britain, and that is the British Government of the whole of the United Kingdom. The administration at Holyrood was, and remains, a devolved arm of the British Parliament and Government. It has limited law-making powers and so the term "Executive" is appropriate because it stops well-short of the independent powers suggested by the word "Government".