The United Kingdom must work out whether it wants to be a unitary or a federal state. It is unlikely that it can manage to be both at the same time.
To have Scottish and Welsh parliaments, but not a legislature or assembly for England, will produce an increasingly "English" House of Commons in Westminster, which in turn will look more and more like a colonial legislature to the Scots and Welsh (to say nothing about Northern Ireland). I can think of no better way of subverting the concept of the Union.
I hope that there is still more constitutional reform to come.
FERDINAND von PRONDZYNSKI
Professor of Law
University of HullReuse content