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A new politics

Representation of broader range of society
Greater opportunity for public participation

2

What percentage of women are there in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly?

35% and 40%

3

Multi Party Politics

AMS system shows much more clearly the presence of multi party politics

4

Minority and coalition governments

Welsh and Scottish Assemblies have produced several complex outcomes (eg 1999 and 2003 Labour-Lib Dem Scot, Lab minority gov 1999 Wales)

5

Policy Divergence

Different policy to Westminster (eg tuition fees and exams)

6

Funding

Block grants are given under the Barnett Formula

7

Intergovernmental relations

Offices for each nation represented at Whitehall

8

What new mechanisms have been set up to handle Intergovernmental relations?

Concordats (set out rules governing relationship)
Joint Ministerial Committee
Supreme Court (for when disputes arise)
British-Irish Council

9

What is the West Lothian Question?

Should there be an English Parliament (should Scottish MPs be allowed to vote on english matters at Westminster when the English can't vote on devolved Scottish matters?)

10

What 4 main solutions have emerged to the West Lothian Question?

-Elected regional assemblies in England
-Regional select committees at Westminster
-English votes for English laws
-An English Parliament

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Britishness has...

Arguably been weakened (people now defining themselves more by state not country (eg Scottish not British))

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