Monday, 17 March 2014

Cameron promises “more powers to Scotland” – what about Cornwall?

At the Scottish Conservative’s Conference in Edinburgh on Friday, the Prime Minister pledged that the Tories would give Scotland more tax and law-making powers, if they voted no in September's independence referendum.

Among the things he said were:

“We are committed to making devolution work better still, giving the Scottish Parliament greater responsibility for raising more of the money it spends."

“Vote yes – that is total separation. Vote no – that can mean further devolution; more power to the Scottish people and their parliament, but with the crucial insurance policy that comes with being part of our UK.”

Mr Cameron, isn’t it time that the Conservative Party also promised to decentralise political power to other parts of the UK, such as Cornwall, as well?

2 comments:

craig weatherhill said...

We know what to expect from Cameron. In Opposition he threw us a bone by appointing Mark Prisk as "Shadow Minister for Cornwall", while promising a Minister for Cornwall if he subsequently led a government. It was, of course, a cynical election ploy and nothing else. Prisk wasn't "Shadowing" anyone and was in no position to influence a thing. The appointment was utterly meaningless, but sounded good. Of course, once Cameron formed his coalition government, the "promise" quietly vanished like all his others, and Cornwall has no Minister, as many suspected would be the case.

Glyn Morris said...

Not much for Wales either. But then nothing comes as long as you vote for Unionist parties. The squeaky wheel gets the oil.