Devolution

For many years, the United Kingdom was one of the most centralised states in Europe.  This is now changing, with some substantial steps taken towards devolution.

However, there is still too much centralisation in the British political system, and much of the devolution has been administrative rather than political.  The links below lead to more information about devolution in the different parts of the United Kingdom.

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

English regional government

English parliament

local government

Cornwall