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The Guardian view on the trailblazer devolution deals: a step in the right direction | Editorial
Editorial: New powers for Greater Manchester and the West Midlands to control funding point the way to genuine levelling up


16, Mar, 2023 @6:49 PM

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Tories, ask yourselves: how is closed-door squabbling at No 10 going to save the United Kingdom? | Henry Hill
With Nicola Sturgeon gone, there will be new focus on the independence debate. But the government’s mechanism to respond is a shambles, says Henry Hill, deputy editor of ConservativeHome

Henry Hill

17, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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There is a path to Scottish independence. Sturgeon was brilliant, but she just couldn’t see it | Simon Jenkins
So-called devo max, offering much more autonomy, had real possibilities. It’s probably the SNP’s best option even now, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

16, Feb, 2023 @2:26 PM

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Want levelling up? Stop running everything from London | Letters
Letters: Nicholas Falk recommends the German model of devolving financial powers to cities and regions. Plus letters from Sushila Dhall and Kim Loader

05, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Northern England may need to be a self-governing state to truly rise again – but is Starmer ready for that? | Alex Niven
Powerhouses, levelling up, taking back control: the Labour leader says he is done with such ‘sticking plaster’ solutions, says Alex Niven, a Newcastle University lecturer

Alex Niven

02, Feb, 2023 @12:13 PM

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The Guardian view on English devolution: an idea whose time has come | Editorial
Editorial: A cross-party consensus is in favour of giving power back to the regions. At the next election Labour should make a radical offer


29, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Rishi Sunak has never paid a penalty to HMRC, No 10 says, amid growing pressure over Nadhim Zahawi – as it happened
Downing Street releases statement after days of refusing to say whether or not PM ever paid a penalty to revenue body

Andrew Sparrow

25, Jan, 2023 @6:57 PM

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What would a genuine plan for levelling up the north of England look like? Ask a German | Andy Burnham
They have laws requiring equality between the states and a funding regime to make it happen. Imagine that kind of Britain, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham

25, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Councils freeze levelling up projects as soaring costs exceed grants
Exclusive: Half a billion pounds lost from projects funded by government schemes due to inflation and rising costs

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Jan, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Trans rights in Scotland and a constitutional clash | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to commentary on the UK government’s decision to block Scotland’s proposed gender recognition law

24, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Minister unable to say whether Zahawi was telling truth when he first said taxes were fully paid – as it happened
Labour MP asks whether Zahawi statement in the summer was untrue, with Cabinet Office minister saying he does not know the answer

Tom Ambrose and Andrew Sparrow

23, Jan, 2023 @8:23 PM

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Levelling-up grants don’t make up for cuts to regional funding | Letters
Letters: Jim Bamford says mainstream funding needs to be rebalanced; plus letters from John Marriott, Joanna Christina and Les Bright

23, Jan, 2023 @4:16 PM

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