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Devolution gathering pace

7 August 2020

Last week devolution in South Yorkshire became law, and attempts to devolve spending plans for the nation’s capital to the mayor are now being mooted. 

UNITY NOT DEVOLUTION

We have republished this pamphlet from 1977. It has stood the test of time as an analysis of devolution and its threat to the future of the British working class.

For an undivided Britain

Internal devolution divides the people of Britain. Like membership of the European Union it will poison our future unless we act. The current undemocratic engineering going on in Manchester shows why it needs to be fought…

Bidding to devolve

Separately, all these would-be devolved authorities published proposals before chancellor Osborne’s September deadline, aimed at joining up between 4 and 19 local authorities. Note the imperial ambitions of “Greater” Essex and Yorkshire.

The DevoManc debacle

There’s been very little support for splitting up England whenever it has been put to the vote. Two years ago the people of Manchester voted not to have an elected mayor. They could not see why they needed yet another politician.

Scotland - The £7.6 billion hole

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has concluded that Scotland would be left with a £7.6 billion gap in its finances if it pursued fiscal autonomy, because falling oil revenues would leave the country with a tax shortfall – to be met by cuts or taxes.

Unity not devolution

The Communist Party of Britain is for the unity of Britain and against devolution and the fragmentation of a working class.  That unity has been the basis for progress. Now we are under sustained attack from the European Union.

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