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  • Mitch William

A Federal UK?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A constitutional Monarchy, comprising of, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three of the above have devolved administrations. Of the three devolved administrations, they are not equal in weight or power and England doesn't have the same level of devolution. is this unfair?

I say, we scrap devolution or go Federal?

Going Federal, would mean, four equally devolved regional assembles, with Westminster becoming the Federal Government.

We could also go further and invite British Overseas Territories to join the new Federation, each territory would get one member of the Federal Parliament.

The territories in question are:

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands.

If this idea ever came to fruition, the UK should be renamed... The United Kingdom of the British Isles.

And then, we could focus on Free Trade with the Commonwealth Realms, build a Security partnership (based on NATO) and harmonise a Foreign Policy. This arrangement would be an alliance of nations under one crown, it makes sense, with a population of approx 129 million and the largest land area on earth, each nations global standing would be hugely elevated acting as a single voice on the world stage.

The opportunities BREXIT present are mind blowing. They must be grasped in the moment, Great Britain and her allies could and should become a Global Powerhouse together!

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