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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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He is keen to stress his ability to attract broad appeal from not only the devolutionist wing of Labour but also from trade unions and MPs, and to appeal to Welsh speaking rural Wales as well as the urban south.
Law enforcement, of course, is not the only area where this devolutionist myth - that local officials, as a rule, are better managers - falls down.
I like to think that that guttural instinct comes from a real devolutionist, an ideological devolutionist as well as a practical one.
Smith, a proud devolutionist, would have been delighted to see a Scottish Parliament with a proud track record today celebrating its 15th birthday.
He writes in A Journey: "I was never a passionate devolutionist.
It is a book which will not please zealous Scottish national separatists, political or cultural, for the author comes across as a fairly conservative patriotic but unionist Scot with devolutionist tendencies.
Why would two committed devolutionist parties cancel each other out and at the same time wipe out their opportunities to sit in Government.
And the party will co-operate with the Scotland Forward devolutionists in order to secure a positive turn-out.
As one who lived and worked in North Wales for many years-until quite recently, I fear that the insular approach shown by the Devolutionists can only be off putting to many of those national ie British and international organisations traditionally responsible for the ingloriously required investments in industrial and commercial products/activities so vital for the very urgent job creation required nationwide.
TONY Lewis (Viewpoints, Wednesday May 7) was correct when he summed up this all-engulfing monster that devolutionists have created.