For those of us who enjoy the more whimsical side of devolution, it’s a treat to hear that the good folk of Berwick are apparently considering rejoining Scotland. This, I assume, has a lot to do with the popular policies being implemented by the Edinburgh administration but rejected by New Labour in London. And why not? Perhaps this will start a trend, and we’ll see the revival of the Lost Lands League in the Welsh Marches.
On a more serious note, can anyone at Westminster explain why you can have referenda to establish, say, an executive mayor for Hartlepool, but the people of Cornwall still aren’t getting a vote on a properly devolved Senedh Kernow? I know the supine Lib Dems who run the county council are trying to fob off the people with “unitary authority” status, in contravention of their own manifesto, but since when has their opinion mattered?