devo max


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devo max

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit an arrangement in which a central government transfers the maximum amount of authority to a regional government while still retaining sovereignty over it
[21C: from devo(lution) + max(imum)]
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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.
If Scotland gets devo max we need control of our own affairs too.
Campbell says devo max in itself s has a fair degree of uncertainty at the moment as the negotiations are only starting to take place.
The group, who will meet for the first time on Saturday, are pushing for devo max and for the party to rename itself to distance itself from the London leadership.
They are starting with three different versions of Devo Max for Scotland, and getting to a single agreed version (which also satisfies the great majority of Scots) in only six months is a tall order.
In a lecture at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Brown also warned that the proposed second question on so-called devo max would be bad for Scotland.
I'm not sure how I would vote because I don't live there now, I am sympathetic to devo max.
The trouble with Dafydd is he thinks I'm just as sleekit as he is - that my real game is to bounce Cameron into devo max.
If Scotland is to have devo max, then it's only fair to give more powers to local governments in England.
DEVO Max - it sounds like a 99 per cent efficient toilet cleaner, or a dodgy West Country car dealer, but either way I visualise its initials in upper case.