09 May 2012

You Say You Want A Devolution

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK


A word that is foreign to Americans is
'devolution'

Although it sounds like the opposite of scientific 'evolution'
it is the transfer of power from a central government to a local authority


photo: BBC News


In the case of Scotland,
'devolution' means Scotland would become an independent country

A discussion for hundreds of years,
a possible referendum in autumn 2014
has the parties discussing pensions, taxes, and more

Perhaps Scotland will have their own team in a future Olympics?
Stay tuned...

Source: BBC News

P.S. I am posting less as I work on my family scrapbooks this month :) I hope you are having a wonderful May so far!


22 comments:

a happy little life said...

indeed a word i did not know! interesting time for scotland indeed.
love your ps! i miss scrapbooking with my daughters who are wonderful paper artists. we would schedule 'paper playing time' weekely. those were the sweetest of hours.
have a wonderful rest of the week!
xo tracie

likeschocolate said...

And here I thought you were coming up with your own word. Seems like a lot of places would like that. Just the other day their were protestors out on the street wanting borders to disolve to bring about lower food prices.

Felicity said...

Wowsers - Scotland as an independent country!
For this family of Mc's an interesting concept indeedy.
Hoping that you're enjoying traveling down memory lane with your photo albums, we're about to dig out the big guns soon as Captain V turns 50 and my Dad goes into his seventh decade - quite a year!

Happy days Lovely,
xx

Liene said...

We're having an interesting shift of power here in France also, as socialist Holland beat incumbent Sarkozy in the recent runoff... It seems there is a lot of change occuring/to occur in the next years...

Liz said...

The referendum in 2014 will be to decide if Scots want an independent Scotland. We already have our own devolved Parliament, established after the 1997 referendum. Scotland was an independent country until the Acts of Union in 1707.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Claire Toplis said...

I am Scottish by birth ... Not sure about the devolution but Scotland does have its own identity ..

the cuby poet said...

My husband comes from Highland stock(mother from Fort William and grandfather from The Isle of Harris) so we await and watch what the Scottish populace choose to do in 2014.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Thank you for adding more good information, Liz!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Absolutely it does :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Yes, I saw that. Fascinating world of politics

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Thank you! It is very time consuming but always worth it :)

Iota said...

It's a real life issues for us. We are English, but will be living in Scotland. One of our children was born in England, but two were born in Scotland (and have only lived in Scotland and the US, never in England). So if Scotland becomes its own country, they will be true Scots. It will be odd to have children of a different nationality to us - but I'm not opposed to it. I could imagine seeing out our days in Scotland (unless they pass a law that everyone with an English passport must leave - which I say in jest, but you never know what the future holds).

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Miss Iota, You're moving to Scotland?! Thank you for sharing your point-of-view - interesting

Robyn said...

ohhh-many people would like that to happen Iota...! (not me...)
What do I think? Being a Scot...although one that is choosing to live abroad at the moment...a massive massive decision, that David Cameron often seems to make light of. In lots of ways we are already an independent nation-our own education system for example. I would describe myself as a patriotic Scot...but I think independence would be a huge jump and I personally am not pro.

MARCO PASHA said...

world is changing! hopefully for the better.....

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Yes, I was wondering what you thought actually ;)

louise said...

I'm half Scottish, half English ... personally I think people should be getting together more not devolving.

ann said...

Scotland, eh? If you are traveling, you must take the kiddos for a boat ride on Loc Ness to look for Nessie. A short boat ride is quite exciting. I was amazed at how black the water looked.

barefoot mama said...

Scotland as it's own Country..wow!

Zosia said...

Scotland has a special place in my heart. It's beautiful, I love their various accents and I have Scottish relatives. I understand the wish for independence, but I am not sure how they would fare economically.

beetree said...

Ok, so we aren't making a Beatle's reference to a Devo Reunion tour of England?! :) We didn't get to make it to Scottland, just England and Ireland, and we really wished we could have! It will be very interesting to see what the people want. These are very interesting times we are seeing!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ha! You are a funny girl. I am glad you caught my Beatles reference :)