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Scottish Labour and British Politics

Lain McLean

in The Scottish Labour Party

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780748617845
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672097 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.003.0009
Scottish Labour and British Politics

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This chapter asks why so many Scottish Labour politicians have welcomed home rule or devolution for Scotland. To answer this question it takes a detailed look at the most dramatic year in Scottish Labour's history, 1974. It then inquires how Scottish Labour and national politics need each other. It concludes with an analysis of two points: representation at Westminster and financing public services in Scotland.

Keywords: Scottish Labour Party; politicians; home rule; devolution; Scotland; representation; Westminster; public services financing

Chapter.  5597 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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