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(p. 157) 8. The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution 

(p. 157) 8. The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution
(p. 157) 8. The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution

Neil Parpworth

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date: 27 February 2020

This chapter discusses the structure and devolution of the UK. It first sketches the constitutional history of the UK, presenting a brief outline of events that led to the creation of the UK, i.e., the union of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The chapter then examines the issue of devolution, which has been particularly important to the people of Scotland and Wales. It concludes by considering the ‘English Question’ and the agreements between the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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