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A unitary state
A state is described as 'unitary' when the powers of gov't are held by a central authority, or set of
authorities. Local or regional authorities may exist, but any power they possess have been granted to
them by the central authority and could be withdrawn by that…

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case of amendments to the Treaty of Rome (the founding treaty signed by all members of the EU),
but otherwise EU legislation automatically becomes law within the UK, irrespective of what the
British parliament thinks about it. The 1986 Single European Act and the Maasticht Treaty can be
seen as…


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