‘Welsh devolution: Bringing decision-making closer to the people in a way that recognises the realities of the modern world’ | W. David- LSE

‘Welsh devolution: Bringing decision-making closer to the people in a way that recognises the realities of the modern world’ | W. David- LSE

Such an all-UK ‘holistic’ approach would mark a new departure in the approach of central government to devolution.  The traditional approach of previous Labour and Conservative central governments, as well as the current Conservative-led government, has been essentially to give ‘concessions’ to national sentiment on the Celtic fringe. While recognising that national identity is clearly important, in that it provides a bedrock on which to build institutions, the essential case for devolution is about the need to bring decision-making closer to the people and the necessity to build a modern economy. Devolution is central to both objectives.

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