So first up, here's Jack Straw outlining why England needs to hang on to the rest of us in order to keep up the pretence that they are still a world power.
|Jack Straw outlining why England needs us. Share via twitter | facebook
"Historically, England called the shots to achieve a union because the union was seen as a way, among others things, of amplifying England's power worldwide.
And the reverse would certainly be true. A broken-up United Kingdom would not be in the interests of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, but especially not England.
Our voting power in the European Union would diminish. We'd slip down in the world league GDP tables. Our case for staying in the G8 would diminish and there could easily be an assault on our permanent seat in the UN Security Council."
Second quote, he's said this a couple of times over the years and once again it's still as relevant and powerful as it was back then. And a timely reminder for anyone who thinks that devolution should be as far as we should go.
|Power devolved is power retained - Jack Straw. Share via twitter | facebook
|Ar d'ol di hefo'r siswn! After you with the scissors!