Brexit and Devolution

Thank you for your recent email about Brexit and devolution.

I have to say that I find this particular campaign from 38  Degrees absolutely extraordinary.

While I am certainly in favour of devolving significant additional powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland following Brexit, there is absolutely no reason why the devolved administrations should be in any way diminished if particular powers that previously lay outside their control in Brussels are now transferred to Westminster.

Accordingly, there is no question of needing here to ‘protect’ devolution as it is not going to be in the slightest degree reduced.  The only question is what additional powers should be transferred to the devolved authorities.

Thank you again for contacting me