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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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Most devolutionists at the time took the view that to have such a second question in Wales would be to lose the referendum - and given how narrowly it was won - just 0.
The truly dedicated devolutionist should focus on making sure local governments deserve more authority.
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.
Smith, a proud devolutionist, would have been delighted to see a Scottish Parliament with a proud track record today celebrating its 15th birthday.
Riverside MP Louise Ellman, Merseyside's leading devolutionist, urged the government to fix a date soon.
Using a phrase which will anger many of his fellow Welsh Labour MPs, Mr Hain, a fervent devolutionist, will describe May's vote as "Wales''General Election".
The Liberal Democrats used their party conference in Bournemouth to announce it was time to "rescue" the Yes campaign from the clutches of the Government, after passionate devolutionist John Prescott had "fumbled" the case.
I like to think that that guttural instinct comes from a real devolutionist, an ideological devolutionist as well as a practical one.
As Tony Blair slimmed down the Scotland Office team from seven ministers to three, opposition parties attacked Wilson's record as a staunch anti- devolutionist and backer of student tuition fees.