English Devolution Post-Brexit: Cameron Exit Stage Left, Cue Mrs May

In light of Brexit, it would be easy for English devolution to be forgotten about but at this time, more than ever, English devolution is tremendously important for the UK’s future. If Mrs May allows all the surrendered EU powers to reside in Westminster and not the regions, she will oversee the greatest centralisation of power since the Blair era, undoing what the Conservatives have strived to do for the last six years – diminish central government. Before Article 50 is triggered, Mrs May needs to ensure that regional government is equipped in understanding, structure and oversight to take on the extra powers and responsibility that Brexit will bestow.

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