Dear Member and Supporter
I appreciate this is late notice but on the 4th November 2015, the following event Panel discussion: Whitehall, town hall and the four nations – who should run what? | Institute of Economic Affairs is being held in London.
We have asked the IEA if the Campaign for an English Parliament can be included on the panel to give it more balance. This request has been declined but Mark Littlewood the Director General of the IEA has welcomed our campaign to come to the event and make sure our voice is heard from the floor in the debate.
If you can attend this event it would help us make sure that England is not forgotten.
Please go to the e-mail link to register Panel discussion: Whitehall, town hall and the four nations – who should run what? | Institute of Economic Affairs
All the best
Panel discussion: Whitehall, town hall and the four nations – who should run what?
4 November 2015, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)
Join us for a fascinating discussion on the future of the UK
The IEA is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion on devolution in the United Kingdom.
RSVP by email or call 020 7799 8900.
- Dr Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
- Professor Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director, IEA
- Isabel Hardman, Assistant Editor, The Spectator (chair)
- Tommy Sheppard MP, SNP Spokesman for the Cabinet Office; Member of the National Council of the Scottish Independence Convention
- Matthew Sinclair, Senior Consultant, Europe Economics; Co-author of “Slicing up the public sector: A radical proposal for devolution”
- The UK is one of the world’s most centralised countries when it comes to the division of powers between local and central government. Furthermore, the response to the Scottish independence debate has been to create a “half-way house” which might well be unstable. This panel will debate issues such as: the economic costs and benefits of further devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; whether there should be radical devolution of tax raising and spending powers to local government; whether a federal United Kingdom should be created; and the economic and political benefits of Scottish independence.