February 20, 2012

Cameron Must Create a Federal UK

David Cameron, The Guardian

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David Cameron did not choose to put Scotland's relationship with the rest of the UK at the top of the political agenda. That was done by Alex Salmond. But now the genie is out of the bottle the prime minister must seize the moment and refashion Britain's constitutional landscape.

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