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Former PM Gordon Brown puts a date for Scotland reforms: 25 January

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC
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“The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” said Brown “The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” said Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders that they must honor their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Just days before the Sept. 18 vote, Brown appeared to be making British policy by announcing that laws granting further devolution to the Scottish parliament would be drafted by the time Scots celebrate the birthday of their most revered poet, Robert Burns, on January 25.

“The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” Brown told supporters in Fife, Scotland.

“These are men who have been promise makers and they will not be promise breakers and I will ensure as a promise keeper that these promises that have been made are upheld,” he said.

During the campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding and grant Scots greater control over healthcare spending.

After Scots rejected independence, Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up for all parts of the United Kingdom.
 

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  • DennisA

    This is a man who was voted out office, making binding policy pledges for the current government.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 09:13 am 0
  • Islander1

    He is a Scot - and Scots would believe him - and he was right. Cameron will do it - Milliband appears to be going back as fast as he can though.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 10:02 am 0
  • ChrisR

    Do you all remember when he was lauded by the Labour idiots for 'saving the world' at the start of the financial crash that was sparked by the US?

    Well that worked out about as good as this bunch of nonsense will. Camoron held a lunch at Chequers yesterday for 20 'important' Conservatives who were ready to cut his remaining bollock off for not jumping on The Cunt Brown © Jeremy Clarkson 2010 and reminding him he was no longer anything but a lapsed MP.

    The bad feeling within England towards the nationalists will only escalate if this nonsense isn’t dealt with properly. The Barnett formula also needs to be removed pretty damn quickly as well.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 12:13 pm 0
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