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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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And devolutionists' idyllic view of the localities - lean, well-managed, and close to the people - is far from the reality.
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.
The point which has to be made, and perhaps it is one that some devolutionists will find hard to swallow, is that Wales cannot have it both ways.
WELL, you Devolutionists, (all 0.6% of you) I hope you are happy and content when you look at what you have elected and created down at Cardiff Bay - an all-engulfing monster.
THE devolutionists have finally got what they wanted.
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.
Privately, however, devolutionists are relieved as they had braced themselves for an outright recommendation to vote `no'.