On learning more of what keeps the top team awake at night, I felt compelled to share just how Scottish Devo max
is set to affect us as a region and why it's imperative to get behind a third runway at Heathrow.
THE peer who led the devo max
talks was in hospital last night after a suspected heart attack at a dinner hosted by Nicola Sturgeon.
Other new words in the list reflect modern society, trends and events, such as twerking, devo (short for devolution, as in Devo Max
), vape (to inhale from an electric cigarette), onesie, shootie (fashionable shoe that covers the ankle), cakeages (restaurant charges levied for serving cake brought in from outside), and podiumed (often used at sporting events, particularly the Olympics).
Speaking to the Treasury Select Committee Mr Osborne admitted HMRC predicts a lowering of air passenger duty in Scotland - which the SNP has promised once it gets increased "devo max
" powers" - would see Newcastle lose 10% of its traffic.
If Scotland gets devo max
we need control of our own affairs too.
With national discussions centred around 'devo max
' and 'triple devolution' at the city level, now is the time for more organisations to do all they can to empower customers and communities so that there is meaningful representation at board level.
Report Unleashing Metro Growth by the RSA City Growth Commission said it is vital that 'Devo Met' - the devolution of powers to UK cities - happens at the same pace as 'Devo Max
' model for Scotland to unlock financial gains.
When Cameron, Miliband, Brown and Clegg emerged from secret dugouts days before balloting with their "No does not mean No....really!" they coined the phrase "Devo Max
" which professes to offer almost everything, which was in fact....
"What's to come may well be devo max
but maybe in a different guise.
The only way, really, is for "Devo Max
" to work so well, and so thoroughly satisfy Scots' understandable desire for more control over their own government and economy, that nobody talks about independence any more.
We now have a great opportunity to completely revamp our political system - starting with 'devo max
' for Scotland, local and national voting reform, a written constitution and a review of the role of the House of Lords.Coun Howard Allen, Green Party general election candidate for Solihull
" -- maximum devolution of power from London to Edinburgh -- would leave little else but defense and foreign affairs to the UK Parliament in London.