Wednesday, 18 September 2013

More powers for Cornwall

With the referendum for Scottish independence now only 12 months away, Mebyon Kernow has re-iterated its call for the devolution of greater political and economic powers.

There is certainly a significant debate about the future governance of Scotland, and even the Westminster political parties – who oppose independence for Scotland – are promising greater powers for the Scottish Parliament.

But this debate cannot just be about Scotland. There needs to be a mature, respectful and wide-ranging debate about the future of the whole of the United Kingdom.

There is a desperate need to address the unequal constitutional relationships between the various nations and regions of the UK, and to tackle the centralising influence of London and the South East of England.

It is certainly my intention to ensure that, over the next 12 months, Mebyon Kernow will continue to prioritise making the case for the meaningful devolution of political powers to Cornwall.

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