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REPORTS

 

REPORTS

The Report Page brings together key facts (sourced from the official sites) which highlight a particular aspect of devolution.

 

REPORT NUMBER 1

  

 

DEVOLUTION GRAVYTRAIN

How Gravytrain UK - especially devolution is - breaking apart the United Kingdom and how British taxpayers money is paying for all of it. 

 

PART ONE:

  

REPRESENTATION, DISINTEGRATION AND MONEY. 

 

REPRESENTATION AND DISINTEGRATION

  

A Four Tier Voting System

 

 We have a four tier voting sytem in the United Kingdom which sets one part against the other and dissolves the electors control over those that make the laws they are expected to obey.

 

United Kingdom Parliament – Electors Voting Power in Descending Order: 

 

1 SCOTLAND - Scotland has the broadest range of devolved powers.

(ie Education - electors in constituencies in Scotland can vote on schools in England but electors in England cannot vote on schools in Scotland.)

 

2 NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland has the second broadest range of devolved powers.

(ie Education - electors in constituencies in Northern Ireland can vote on schools in England but electors in England cannot vote on schools in Northern Ireland.)

 

3 WALES - Wales has the third broadest range of devolved powers.

(ie Education - Electors in constituencies in Wales can vote on schools in England but electors in England cannot vote on schools in Wales.)

 

4 ENGLAND - England has no devolved powers.

(Electors in constituencies in England can only vote on schools in England.)

 

 

Electors Control Dissolving in Different Directions 

 

We drive a car by using a single steering wheel not two or three or even four. We do this because it gives us maximum control of the vechile.

Politically we now have more than one legislator for every elector: Electoral accountability is dispersed and made complicated.

 

Politicians representing each British Elector (excluding local government)

 

1 England between 4 to 8 politicians (3 to 7 - depending on region - MEP’s 1MP)

 

2 Wales 10 politicians (5AM’s 4MEP’s 1MP)

 

3 Northern Ireland 12 politicians (8MLA’s 3MEP’s 1MP)

 

4 Scotland 15 politicians (8MSP’s 6MEP’s 1MP)

 

Total politicians (legislators) in the United Kingdom:

 

UK Parliament                                        650

EU Parliament                                         073

Scottish Parliament                                  129

Northern Ireland Assembly                      108

Welsh Assembly                                      060

                                                              1020

 

 

MONEY

DEVO COSTS AT A GLANCE

 

                  Information provided by the Official devolved source on 10 Oct and 09 Dec 2011.

 

BASIC SALARIES (NO ENHANCEMENTS OR EXPENSES)

MEMBER                                                        BY LEGISLATURE                 BY RUNNING COSTS

           PY                P4Y                                      P4Y                                           PY              P4Y

MSP  £57,520        £230,080         X129           £29,680,320M                          £72M          £288M

MLA  £43,101       £172,404         X108           £18,619,632M                          £42M           £168M                          

AM    £53,852       £215,408          X60             £12,924,480M                          £41M           £164M

                                                        297              £61,224,432M                         £160M         £620M

 

*Average UK salary BBC REPORT NOV 2011 PY £26,000       P4Y £104,000

 (Most British workers earn less than the average)

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ARCHIVE

07 MAY 2011

 Legislative devolved structures in the United Kingdom are made by the authority of Acts of the British parliament and are therefore subject to being remade and unmade only by the authority of that parliament.

  Despite millions of taxpayers money being spent by government, tax funded political parties and tax funded front organisations turnout in the devolved Scottish election has fallen from (51.8 to 50%) - when one factors in the participation of anti-devolution parties who participate this becomes a minority of the electorate.

Turnout in Wales has fallen from 43.7 to 42.2%.

 Referendum Racket.

Millions more of our tax money has been spent on the AV referendum by: government, tax funded political parties, tax funded trade unions and front organisations. Turnout was 42%.

 

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