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Government and Politics- unit 2- the UK Constitution

Constitutional reforms

Labour Government- after 18 years in opposition Blair believed that constitutional reform would
limit Conservative power and make a Labour government more achievable. Reforms include:

Devolution to Scotland and Wales (1999), designed to stop it breaking away from the UK…

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Human rights the human rights act (HRA 1998) enshrined most of the provisions of the European
Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in UK law.
Devolution involves the transfer of power. Power was devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland following `yes' votes in referendums in each nation. (Established different powers…


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