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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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Contrary to the devolutionist's dreamy ideals, it is just not the case that local officials are consistently wiser dispensers of the taxpayer's purse.
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 0.2% - how wise that turned out to be.
Tony Blair admits he 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.
PLAID CYMRU has accused Labour leadership contender Owen Smith of "cynical hypocrisy" by claiming to be a committed devolutionist while voting against proposals to give Wales more powers.
"And that wasn't just true in Scotland - it was true across the UK." She described Smith as a "passionate devolutionist" and a "Scottish patriot" but said he was "never a nationalist".
Riverside MP Louise Ellman, Merseyside's leading devolutionist, urged the government to fix a date soon.
Why would two committed devolutionist parties cancel each other out and at the same time wipe out their opportunities to sit in Government.
While he did not comment on whom he would be backing in the leadership race, he admitted he knew Jeremy Corbyn's challenger Pontypridd MP Owen Smith very well and described him as a "committed devolutionist".
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.
Jones: nice and Welsh, safe pair of hands, slightly more "devolutionist".